A PHILADELPHIA jury Monday convicted a 44-year-old man of repeatedly raping his godson over a two-year period during which the child was in his care.
Eric Maloy now faces up to 101 years in prison after being found guilty of offenses including raping a child, involuntary deviate sexual assault of a child and child endangerment.
The boy was 5 when Maloy began raping and sodomizing him in 2009, after offering to care for him when his mother couldn't afford to send him to camp, according to the District Attorney's Office. The abuse continued until 2011 and was discovered when the young victim told relatives about it.
In a statement, Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for the D.A., said that Maloy had previous arrests for child rapes and a murder but hadn't been convicted. Two men in their 20s whom Maloy raped and sodomized when they were teenagers, along with Maloy's most recent victim, testified at the trial, Jamerson said.
"This child showed enormous courage in testifying to such horrible crimes and, by doing so, has protected other children in our community," said Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb, who prosecuted the case. Assistant District Attorney Ashley Lynam, who also prosecuted Maloy, said that she and McNabb will seek the maximum sentence.
Maloy's sentencing is scheduled for March 15.