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Posted on 12/01/2009 3:25:20 PM PST by bs9021
Dukes Lombard May Plead Guilty
Bethany Stotts, December 1, 2009
Neil Offen at the Herald Sun reports that alleged sex offender and Duke University employee Frank Lombard may be preparing for a plea agreement:
The U.S. Attorneys Office will file an information today in Washington, D.C., District Court against Lombard, charging him with sexual exploitation of a minor. The filing of an information is a legal maneuver by the prosecution that is an alternative to a grand jury indictment, with the defendant agreeing to be charged by information, said Ben Friedman, a spokesman for the attorneys office in the nations capital.
The filing of an information, since it implies the defendants acceptance of guilt, typically means that a plea agreement is imminent. The one-page information that Lombard will acknowledge today states that he forced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of transmitting a live visual depiction of such conduct.
Lombard was the associate director of the universitys Health Inequalities Program and a Duke employee for 10 years, according to Offen; he allegedly invited an investigator to come molest his adopted five-year-old, African-American son while his male partner was out of town, telling the undercover agent that he had repeatedly abused the child himself...
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