NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a former Peace Corps volunteer charged last year with sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa plans to plead guilty in Connecticut.
U.S. attorney's office spokesman Tom Carson and attorney Richard Meehan Jr. tell The Associated Press that Jesse Osmun is due in court Wednesday for a guilty plea proceeding. He's expected to plead guilty to traveling from the United States to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children.
Authorities say 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. They called the allegations of sexual abuse "reprehensible."