Thompson went below the recommended sentence of at least17 1/2 years because of Osmun's quick admission, cooperation in identifying the victims And his desire to obtain treatment. He pleaded guilty to traveling overseas to have sex with a minor. Osmun apologized to the 12 church members who were present, his parents, the victims and the Peace Corps whose image he said was tarnished by his actions. Osmun has been in custody since his Aug. 4, 2011 arrest by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement division at his parent's home in Milford. His father is the Rev. Andrew Osmun of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Milford. In a letter to Thompson, Osmun told the judge: "When I could not get my fix from pornography, I moved on to hands on offending, as many sex offenders can probably attest." U.S. Attorney David Fein, who prosecuted the case with Assistant U.S. Attorney Krishna Patel maintained that Osmun's "prior instances of his misconduct were not properly reported. Indeed, if Osmun's prior conduct had been known, he would not have been accepted as a volunteer with the Peace Corps and the abuse to these children would have been avoided." ... About a month after Jesse's arrest, Seth was arrested by police in Austin, Texas for allegedly possessing child pornography. Police there found pictures on his computer of a young girl, between seven and nine years old engaging in intercourse and oral sex with an adult male, according to an affidavit submitted by Sgt. Robert Sunley, of the Southern Texas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. As reported in CT Post by Michael P. Mayko
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.