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Former Marine convicted of molesting 2 teenage girls

A Norwalk jury today convicted a former Marine of molesting two teenage girls who he met as a volunteer junior ROTC drill instructor.

Jurors deliberated for less than a day before convicting Ross Jay Curtis, 24, of several felonies involving a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year old girl, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Trudi White-Black.

Curtis was found guilty of two counts of lewd acts upon a child, one count of sending harmful matter, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16. He faces up to 12 years and eight months in state prison when he is sentenced Dec. 1 in Norwalk

Curtis was court-martialed in 2006 for sexual misconduct involving three female subordinates. In May 2006, he met the 13-year-old victim at a three-day youth camp and then began sending her salacious e-mails.

Two months later, he attended a career-day event at her middle school and later had sex with the victim, prosecutors said. In March 2007, Curtis met the 15-year-old victim at another youth camp and had sex with her while on the grounds, prosecutors said.

—Richard Winton

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This guy is disgrace to the entire United States Marines. He is nothing but a child molester.

I know this to be true. He was a horable person, although alot of people coulnt see it or knew. I know because I to was victamised by Curtis, and anyone how clames to know him and still denys this to be true is just as sick a person. I have seen both good and bad sides of Curtis and the bad out weighs the good. It took me almost two years to recover from the fear he instiled in me, but now with him locked up a feel as though I can breath again.


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