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O.C. man sentenced to 6 1/2 years for molesting boy in Bangladesh

A Fullerton man was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for molesting a boy while working for a federally funded development program in Bangladesh.

William Newton Rudd, 67, of Fullerton pleaded guilty in U.S. court to one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place for molesting a boy under 16.

Prosecutors said an investigation of Rudd turned up reports of other victims. After law enforcement officials searched Rudd's hotel room in 2004, he fled to Togo, were he was arrested and sent back to the United States.

Rudd also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release after his prison term and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the victims.

Rudd worked for a company that was funded by USAID, an independent federal government agency that supports economic growth and U.S. foreign policy in other countries.

-- Tony Barboza

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Uhhhh, I'm having a slight problem here.
So this homosexual predator abuses the privilege of some federally funded work program that sent him overseas. He goes on the lam... There are "other victims"... and the judge ONLY gives him 6 POINT 5 years?
Did this decimal point mistakenly find its way between the "6" and the "5" on the paperwork? Or are these unfortunate little boys somehow devalued because they live in a third world country?

He probably would have received less time had he committed the crime in the states . . .

Yes, that's weak! Terms of the plea deal. Probably hard to get a full trial with the kids being so young and far away.


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