Oct 12, 2012

Jesse Osmun, Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Sorry for the downtime here, I've been working on a special project (about which more later). But as I promised last year, here's the latest news from the case of Jesse Osmun, the South Africa PCV who was arrested for sexually abusing children:
A judge sentenced a former Peace Corps volunteer to 15 years in prison for abusing girls under the age of 6 in South Africa while he was a volunteer there, federal officials said.
The sentencing was announced Thursday in a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jesse Osmun, 33, of Milford, Connecticut, joined the Peace Corps in 2010 and worked in a nongovernmental organization's AIDS center for children whose families had suffered or died from the disease, his attorney, Richard Meehan, Jr., told CNN Thursday. Osmun volunteered as a Web designer for the center and worked with older children in a "scout" program.
While there, Osmun engaged in sexual acts with four girls, all under the age of 6, officials said. One girl was abused twice a week over the course of approximately five months, authorities said.

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