Archive - June 27, 2012

RPCV Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse, AP News Reports

RPCV Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse, AP News Reports

APNewsBreak: Ex-Peace Corps worker to plead guilty June 27, 2012 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A former Peace Corps volunteer charged last year with sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa plans to plead guilty in Connecticut, authorities told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Jesse Osmun is due in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Wednesday afternoon for a guilty plea proceeding, said Tom Carson, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office, and Richard Meehan Jr., Osmun’s attorney. He’s expected to plead guilty to traveling from the United States to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children. Authorities have said the 32-year-old Milford resident molested five children under the age of 6, some multiple times, and gave them candy from 2010 to 2011. The Peace Corps has said it was made aware of the allegations after Osmun resigned and called the allegations of sexual abuse “reprehensible.” With the Peace . . .

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