Businessman Sentenced For Molesting Boys

A federal judge has sentenced a wealthy New Jersey businessman to 25 years in prison on charges he traveled to eastern Europe to molest boys by giving them money and gifts.

Forty-five-year-old Anthony Mark Bianchi of North Wildwood, N.J., was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted of having sex or attempting to have sex with at least a half-dozen boys on trips from 2003 to 2005.

Several boys were brought to Philadelphia from their isolated village in Moldova to testify against Bianchi during the 2007 trial. He has been in prison since his arrest in January 2006.

Bianchi's defense lawyer has said the defense was crippled by the government's threat to have his Moldovan co-counsel charged with witness intimidation if he came to Philadelphia to testify.

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  • by Ted Location: Greenville on May 29, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    While I'm in no way defending this guy I do have a question. Those of you with a better grasp on the law help me out. How exactly does a person get charged in America with a crime he committed in another country? My thinking is since the crimes were committed in Moldova shouldn't he have been tried and sentenced there?
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on May 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    hmmm. nAsty.

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