‘Sick to think of what I have done’: Ex-Boy Scout chaplain pleads guilty to sexual assaults

The Providence Journal

January 28, 2021

By Mark Reynolds

A 76-year-old former Boy Scout chaplain apologized for his “evil ways” Thursday, while pleading no contest to a slate of charges involving “sexually penetrating” five young men and a sixth victim with a developmental disability.

“It makes me sick to think of what I have done,” the Exeter man, James Glawson, told Judge Melanie Wilk Thunberg during a plea hearing in Superior Court, Wakefield.

“Turning to God,” said Glawson, “I pray each day for God’s help to help heal those that I hurt so badly and to give them comfort for the shame that I have caused.”

Thunberg sentenced Glawson to serve 40 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

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