Man who fled to St. Lucia after sexually assaulting 5-y-o receives lengthy sentence

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Man who fled to St. Lucia after sexually assaulting 5-y-o receives lengthy sentence


Hartford, CONNECTICUT
– A Hartford man who sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl, then fled to St. Lucia after being confronted about the assault, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison and 15 years of special parole.

Jonathan Elliot, 39, pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor just as his case was to go to trial in August.

His victim, now 12, has a supportive family and was ready to testify against the man who assaulted her, Prosecutor Thomas Garcia told Judge Joan K. Alexander.

Elliot’s lawyers, Brian Russell and Richard Gordon, presented Alexander with a sheaf of letters written in support of Elliot. But Garcia said the evidence against Elliot was what mattered.

Because the girl immediately disclosed the assault to her mother, the child was immediately taken for a medical examination and Elliot’s DNA was recovered from her underwear and from her body, Garcia said.

A significant prison sentenced was appropriate, Garcia said.

Russell told the judge that Elliot was asking that the victim’s family forgive him and pray for him as he went off to prison. Elliot would spend a significant amount of time behind bars, he said. And he sought credit for Elliot for his decision, albeit late in the process, to plead guilty and spare the child the need to testify at trial.

Gordon noted that Elliot had no prior criminal record and had led a productive life up until the incident.

Elliot said, “I’m deeply sorry for what happened. I ask for forgiveness.”

Alexander told Elliot that the child’s mother entrusted her daughter to him while she worked. “You committed the ultimate violation of that trust,” she said.

Alexander praised the victim for her “enormous amount of strength” and the girl’s mother for efforts to support and help her daughter deal with the impact of the crime.

After the hearing, an angry Garcia, responding to the defense attorneys’ efforts to get credit for Elliot for not forcing the child to testify, said: “It would have been far more considerate not to molest her in the first place rather than spare her a trial.”

It is unlikely Elliot will spend any time on special parole. Once he completes his sentence, it is expected he will be deported from the U.S., Alexander said.

Hartford police pursued Elliot to St. Lucia and he was returned to the U.S. to face the charges.

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  1. Aren't we fast to judge when there's pedophiles in our sweet lucia ..why are most of y'all saying those awful things he got caught and he will do his time..What about those are present in our country high society and we turn a blind eye.We need to pray for our Helen Of the West Indies to produce good seeds before our dear country is renamed Hell Of The Wreck Indeed...I am watching you..

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  2. They will take good care of him in prison. He will have his but hole explored like the globe, his useless manhood will be used as a pipe. He is going to be battered and shattered in prison. MEN SERIOUSLY LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. BIG Bertha is waiting for him.LOL.
    Papa salon pick on your own not little girls. You will get out in 15 years that little girl will never get out you have rein her life. Hope u get it cream and proper. It looks like u did this before payback is a bitch.
    You run but couldn't hide.they will make an example outta out of you.

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  4. DAT sick bastard,u have ruined this little girls life, how dare you pervert, don't you know the difference between an adult and a child-a baby. they should cut off your freaking man-hood choops. the prisoner will enjoy you in the cell fresh meat play with your ass you sick bastard...

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  5. True Love, do you know that de boy aunt died of grief because all along she defending him because he lied to her and she must have found out that he did it. He should now be tried for manslaughter.

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  6. What letters his lawyers presented in support of him? Letters from the police band, security company or bank workers. Dont try that damn shit, american court eh know them. Boy when the prisoners find out what you did, you will be crying like a lost kitten.

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  7. Well I was in jail and I met him in person at first he denied it but after speaking to him he told me he did it and was willing to face his penalty

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  8. After your time in prison, come join ISIS, lucians will be too dread by that time so come and fight, you will a dynamite in your own butt for your wickedness.

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    • I am ashame just to know this guy is from St Lucia. St Lucia should also allow him to serve time when they deport him because he is a disgrace. Forgiveness should not even be part of the conversation with this dude. He need to ask God for that not man because there is no excuse to rape a five year old. He thought he had gotten away with it when he went to St Lucia so what is he asking for forgivenss for and why did he run away. That meant he was never sorry, he is just sorry he got caught. He scared the child for life. If I was his mother I would never want to hear or see him again. A five year old is a baby, he needs to be castrated in prison.

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  9. He thought it was Lucian police he would deal with because he was in the police band, the US taking care of their people, they come here for his dumb ass. He will play the drums in the prison.

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  10. I cant believe he was twice married, grew up in church....would have been so nasty, wicked and heartless. When you come back to St Lucia, land of your birth, you better not try that.

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    • Why is it every time some idiot do something heinous you all are always calling upon God to do this and that please shut the hell up you triffling hethan.

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      • Because God allows everything to happen for a reason.
        Think of the many many bad things you have done, and would be ashamed if some of them were to become known.

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  11. When this guy gets deported, the sad thing he will be back here like a normal person. In our churches, in our schools and in someone's home to prey on little girls again. SOme people unknowingly end up leaving their daughters and sons with these pedofiles while they go to earn a dollar. They should tatoo these monsters forehead.

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  12. I'm a victim of such crime and even now I'm a grown woman it affects me.I pray for this little girl.Wish the mom could contact me.That child will need lots lots lots of counseling. I still have nightmares.And those animals are not far from home they are right there in our own friends and family.It hurts even after all those years.God bless this little girl.

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  13. Don't drop the soap...

    He will get a dose of his own medicine in prison.. People who hurt kids normally don't do well in prison. Especially if all the inmates know of the crime committed against a child.
    Good radiance!

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    • To bad rubbish!!! His lawyer said that he has been a model citizen. has never been in trouble before, How does he know that? He has probably done this before and got away with it.
      I hope he gets exactly whats coming to him in prison!!

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  14. It's scum like these you have to post their pictures in Public and let everyone know what they are!! He probably fled to St.Lucia because he knew that the law here doesn't deal with Rapist the way America does. Freaking register their arses as sex offenders and let every village, school,church, and organization know!

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