A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines after pleading guilty to abusing 10 boys he was babysitting.
The Concordia School District said it is reviewing the ruling.
A Concordia Police officer was able to identify the suspect, whose name was not released.
He is now in custody at the Concordia County Jail on a $250k bond.
The accused pleaded guilty to five counts of child molestation and two counts of statutory sexual abuse.
The victims, ages 12 to 14, were lured into his home at gunpoint in the summer of 2016, when he was 17 years old.
The school district said it worked with the FBI, prosecutors and child protective services.
The suspects’ lawyer told ABC News that his client was not aware of any of the children at the home at the time of the assaults.
“He knew nothing about it,” attorney Scott H. Moore said.
The man was charged with two counts each of child abuse, child exploitation, and third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to court documents.
The victim’s mother said she felt relieved that the case was over.
“It’s been an extremely long and difficult process and I think I have some closure, but I don’t know how much of it was real and how much was real,” the mother said.
Moore said the investigation took several years and he believed the suspect had been in the U.S. illegally before he was caught.
He said the man was a college student in New Hampshire who got into trouble in 2014 for allegedly masturbating in public in a public restroom.