Ex-Peace Corps worker admits
to abusing girls

A former Peace Corps volunteer has admitted he sexually abused four young girls while serving in South Africa.

Jesse Osmun pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to traveling from the United States to engage in illicit sexual conduct. Authorities say the victims were 3 to 6 years old at the time.

His attorney, Richard Meehan Jr., described Osmun as remorseful.

Osmun faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 11.

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 Corps, Osmun worked at the Umvoti AIDS Center that provides support to residents affected by the AIDS virus.

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