The news is out: [SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A 76-year-old former volunteer Boy Scout chaplain was sentenced Thursday to serve 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting six young men, including a developmentally disabled victim.
“Turning to God, I pray each day for God’s help to help heal those that I hurt so badly and to give them comfort for the shame that I have caused,” James Glawson, of Exeter, said in court, The Providence Journal reported.
Glawson was actually sentenced to 60 years in prison, with 40 to serve and the balance suspended with probation, according to the state attorney general’s office.
“Your honor, there is no excuse for all the pain, suffering and shame that I have caused to so many,” he said in court.
Glawson committed multiple acts of sexual assault against five victims beginning in the 1980s, when he served as a volunteer Catholic chaplain for the Boy Scouts, authorities said. His most recent victim in 2019 was developmentally disabled, prosecutors said.]
James Glawson has a reserved seat in heaven, next to his gay savior.