Convicted child predator Arpaio locked up in Puerto Rico on carjacking charges

PUERTO RICO (WCSC) - The FBI says convicted child predator Michael Arpaio was sentenced in Puerto Rico to 15 months and five years supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender.

Federal authorities say that Arpaio pleaded guilty in March of 2009 to the charges. Arpaio also pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting in a carjacking in Feb. 2010. According to the FBI, Arpaio is awaiting sentencing on those charges and faces a possible life sentence.

This falls on the heels of a new lawsuit brought on by a former Citadel camper who alleges that Arpaio sexually assaulted him while Arpaio was a camp counselor at the school.

In 2003, Arpaio pleaded guilty in military court to several charges, including indecent assault and giving alcohol to minors. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was suspended to 15 months confinement at the Navy brig in Hanahan.

The Bell Legal Group filed the latest lawsuit and represented five other campers who sued the school back in 2003, claiming they had been molested by Arpaio. The Citadel settled those suits for nearly four million dollars.

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