Friday, March 24, 2006

Wagner sentencing delayed

Confessed child molester and former Troop 31 Boy Scout leader Gregory Wagner took a break from his every day life this morning to appear at the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

Wagner is facing 27 years and 4 months in county pound-me-in-the-ass prison, but for the last three months has been free to do just about whatever he has wanted. A former troop member, whose brother was the first to step forward, read a statement about the anguish his family and friends have suffered as a result of Wagner's continued freedom. Northway responded by prohibiting Wagner, who said nothing and would not look at his former scout, from going within 100 yards of any school.

Wagner's sentencing hearing will take place May 12. A second scout leader, Los Altos Hills resident Antonio Graham, also appeared in court today. His sentencing, for molesting three girls in the Palo Alto Fire Explorers program and videotaping it, is set for May 26.

Reporters from both KCBS and the Los Altos Town Crier covered the hearing. KCBS is currently airing its story (available in print here), and podcasting its report later today.

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