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
Headed to prison for the rest of his life, Jerry Sandusky leaves behind a trail of human and legal wreckage that could take years to clear away. Victims face a lifetime of healing. Penn State is laboring under severe NCAA penalties. And at least four civil lawsuits have been filed against a university shamed by scandal, with more likely to come. If Sandusky felt any remorse or pity for anyone but himself, he didn't show it at his sentencing Tuesday. Instead, speaking in court for the first time since his arrest last November, the former Penn State assistant football coach delivered a disjointed and defiant monologue in which he denied committing "disgusting acts" against children and cast himself as the victim.
USA Swimming banned coach Rick Curl for life for an improper relationship with a teenage swimmer in the 1980s. Curl, who ran one of the nation's largest swim clubs near Washington, D.C., and coached 1996 and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Tom Dolan, was scheduled for a hearing Wednesday before the National Board of Review. But he informed the governing body he was waiving his right to challenge the case. Curl voluntarily gave up his membership and will be added to USA Swimming's list of banned individuals, which is published on the organization Web site. The coach was accused of starting a relationship with a 13-year-old female swimmer in the 1980s. Kelley Davis Currin said she received a $150,000 settlement from Curl not to go to law enforcement with details of the illicit four-year relationship, but decided to come forward after the sport was rocked by a sexual abuse scandal two years ago.
A Fairfield man allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old female, police said. The suspect has already been arrested and arraigned on similar charges regarding an alleged incident that occurred in Shelton. The investigation began in June when Fairfield Police Department received information from the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit about a tip regarding a juvenile involved in an online chat game with the suspect, according to Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy. After a lengthy investigation detectives were able to determine which computer that the conversation occurred on.
According to an indictment that was unsealed in federal court, a 28-year-old Newtown, Connecticut man has been charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and maintaining films of the alleged abuse. David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an indictment charging Edward F. Wilson with one count of production of child pornography, one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment was returned on Aug. 9, but ws only unsealed today during Wilson's arraignment before United States Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford. The indictment alleges that, in approximately 2011 and 2012, Wilson sexually abused a 4-year-old girl, filmed and photographed the abuse, and maintained the videos and images on his home computer.
Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney found the following article interesting regarding the Boy Scout of America "perversion files" and the moving/relocating of child sexual predators. During our work with clergy sexual abuse, priests were often moved from parish to parish and continued to commit their heinous acts. Much like the "perversion files", the church had secret archives detailing abuse. The article below details what has been discovered at Boy Scouts of America. Internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files from 1970 to 1991 found suspected abusers regularly remained in the organization after officials were first presented with sexual misconduct allegations.
NCAA President Mark Emmert issued a landmark ruling Monday morning, crippling Penn State's ability to compete on the field for years to come by banning the football team from bowl games for four years, reducing initial scholarships to 15 a year for four years and fining the school $60 million.Penn State coach Joe Paterno was fired in November following revelations of sexual abuse by former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
A Waterford priest charged last week with first-degree possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday during a brief hearing in Superior Court.
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.