US Lawyer Convicted of Sex With Minor
A US lawyer and philanthropist who was arrested in Cyprus and then deported to the US has been convicted of going to Russia and sexually molesting a 12-year-old boy, said the Philadelphia Inquirer.
45-year-old Kenneth Schneider fled to Cyprus to escape prosecution and was arrested in Larnaca on March 27th. After standing trial he was convicted of sexually molested a 12-year-old Russian male ballet dancer who was a protege of the Apogee Foundation, a philanthropic arts group that funds young performing artists.
The dancer, Roman Zavarov, is now 24 years old and launched the lawsuit against Schneider, who faces up to 25 years in prison.