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Ex-Peace Corps worker faces sentencing for abuse

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Peace Corps volunteer is facing sentencing for sexually abusing four young girls while serving in South Africa.

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

Federal prosecutors say Osmun should get a sentence of more than 17 to 20 years in prison. They say he preyed on children at an AIDS orphanage who are among the poorest in the world.

Osmun's attorney says he should get a 14-year sentence. He said he's remorseful and accepted responsibility for his actions, sparing the victims the ordeal of testifying.

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