1 07-13-87 03:34 ppd krishna states MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (UPI) _ A 20-year-old Hare Krisha d
1 07-13-87 03:34 ppd
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (UPI) _ A 20-year-old Hare Krisha devotee who
pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree sexual assault was
sentenced Monday to a minimum of six months in a youth center.
Frederick DiFrancisco was sentenced by Marshall County Circuit
Court Judge Steven Narick in Moundsville. The judge ordered the
defendant to serve six months to two years at the Anthony Center in
Narick said both the prosecutor and probation officer recommended
DiFrancisco be sentenced to the center instead of prison because of his
DiFrancisco and fellow Krishna devotee Gary Gardner, who both
taught at the Krishna school in Marshall County, were accused of sexual
assault. The charges stemmed from a complaint made by a former devotee
who said her son was molested at the school from 1981 until 1986.
Gardner was the headmaster while DiFrancisco was a teacher's aide.
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