Archive - August 7, 2011

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RPCV Arrested in Connecticut for sexually abusing children in South Africa

RPCV Arrested in Connecticut for sexually abusing children in South Africa

Peace Corps condemns alleged abuse by volunteer By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Associated Press The Peace Corps said Friday that a former volunteer’s alleged sexual abuse of young girls in South Africa is “reprehensible” and the agency supports the vigorous prosecution of the case. Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Osmun of Milford was arrested Thursday in Connecticut on federal charges of sexually abusing children at a center in Greytown, which helps AIDS victims. Authorities say Osmun molested five children under the age of 6, some multiple times, and gave them candy during a period between 2010 and this year. Mr. Osmun is charged with a shocking breach of the power entrusted to him as a Peace Corps volunteer,” Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said upon Osmun’s arrest. The Peace Corps said it was made aware of the allegations after Osmun resigned in May. The humanitarian agency, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, said it . . .

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