Thursday, June 14, 2012

Roger Ball gets life in prison for sexually abusing and raping five children under the age of 13 he Fostered

An Akron, Ohio, ex-foster father who sexually abused five boys he was supposed to care for was sentenced to life in prison today.

Roger Ball, 65, was convicted of one count of rape, one count of sexual battery and five counts of gross sexual imposition in May.

Judge Tammy O'Brien called his crimes against children, one as young as five, 'truly horrific.'

'You systematically, and over an extended period of time, abused multiple children, at least some of whom had special needs,' Judge O’Brien told Ball.

'And instead of accepting responsibility for your actions, you have blamed the victims.'

One child came forward about the abuse in 2010, launching an investigation. Read More