Sunday, April 29, 2012

Adam Croote Poster boy for missing children, now 23, is jailed for raping and choking 10-year-old girl

A man who had such a horrible childhood that he was invited to the White House as a symbol of young victims will now go to prison for trying to kill a 10-year-old girl.

Adam Croote, 23, of Albany, New York, was sentenced on Friday to at least 25 years behind bars for raping and choking the girl he had been babysitting.

As a child, Croote was a poster child for missing children, which led him to meet President Bill Clinton in 1996 at age seven.

Now as an adult, the man had pleaded guilty to charges for the attack against the girl last June at a home in Berne, near Albany, the Times Union reported.

The girl and her family were not identified.

Croote had already been a registered sex offender before the assault on the 10-year-old, according to the newspaper.

The girl's family were aware of Croote's background when they asked him to watch the child after school one afternoon, authorities said. Read More