US doctor admits abusing 14 children in Kenya

May 8, 2013 5:52 am
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The crimes were committed over an eight-year period in Kenya working at hospitals and with aid groups/XINHUA-File
The crimes were committed over an eight-year period in Kenya working at hospitals and with aid groups/XINHUA-File
WASHINGTON, May 8 – A US doctor pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sexually abusing at least 14 children over an eight-year period in Kenya working at hospitals and with aid groups, a US Justice Department statement said.

John Ott, 67, faces up to 30 years in jail and a $250,000 (Sh20 million) fine when he is sentenced on July 26 after admitting to a harrowing catalogue of crimes.

The Justice Department stated Ott had also started an orphanage in Kenya during his time in the country.

His victims ranged from nine to 17 years old.

Ott admitted he frequently paid for schooling and offered financial support to his victims.

Ott has been in federal custody since he was arrested in December 2012, following his deportation from Tanzania.

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