RUTLAND - Rutland resident Allan E. Patrick, age 58, lost everything this week-his home and life's savings will be seized by the U.S. government. The sex abuser was convicted of videotaping children having sex between 2000 and 2002. One of Patrick's victims was an 8 year old.
Patrick will serve 12 years and seven months in jail for the crime. His property, located on Royce Street, and retirement savings-all valued at $149,700-were seized by the U.S. government. He will have to pay his five victims a total of $142,500.
Patrick's case was transferred to U.S. District Court earlier this year. Judge J. Garvan Murtha presided at the Nov. 18 sentencing.
"The seriousness of the offenses is horrendous which is why I'm sentencing you to 151 months," Judge Murtha said to Patrick from the bench.
At the trial, a grandmother of one of the young victims said, in tears, "They trusted him and he violated that."
Patrick apologized to the victims in the court room.
"I'm very sorry... I know I hurt you and I hope the restitution will take care of your treatment and I hope you lead good and healthy lives," he said.