Former U.S. Embassy employee sentenced in sex abuse case

A former U.S. Embassy employee from the Philippines convicted of sexual abuse that took place in Baltimore was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday.

Rosauro Pacubas, 58, traveled with his wife and a victim to Baltimore in March 2012, where the abuse took place in a hotel, federal prosecutors said. The victim, whose age and gender were not released, was traveling with Pacubas so that she could be evaluated for an undisclosed medical condition at a Baltimore hospital, federal prosecutors said. The victim later entered a therapeutic boarding school in North Carolina where she admitted the sexual abuse, and Pacubas confessed to the crime in January, prosecutors said.

Pacubas was convicted of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. He was ordered to pay $21,600 in restitution to the victim and will be required to register as a sex offender. The case was brought as part of a federal initiative targeting child sex abuse.

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