Jonathan Then – The Boy Raping Nanny

He wanted to be a teacher and was majoring in early childhood education.

Jonathan Then, 20, a student at Hunter College, now faces up to life in prison on charges that he raped and sexually abused three young boys for whom he was a live-in nanny.

Then, who worked as a nanny for as many as 20 families in the Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey area, was arrested Thursday at the college and is being held without bail on charges that include predatory sexual assault against a child. Then has worked in youth sports leagues and at numerous summer camps.

Prosecutors say that Then has also admitted possessing child pornography. Last month, he was charged with child molestation in Brooklyn and had been free after posting $10,000 bail.

“Unfortunately this investigation is far from over”, prosecutor Rachel Ferrari told Judge Kevin McGrath in Manhattan Supreme Court. “In additon to babysitting for numerous families, the defendant has had access to hundreds of other young boys in the last several years throughout New York City and beyond.”

According to the Manhattan DA’s office, Then molested an eight-year-old boy on five separate times at an East 78th Street location between Jan. 1 and March 31. Then also molested another eight-year-old bout at least six times between Jan. 1 and April 15, according to prosecutors.

According to the criminal complaint filed, Then also raped a 10-year-old boy on three separate occasions between Jan. 1 and Feb. 25.

The district attorney’s office said anybody with information about Then should call a special hotline number, 212-335-4308. 5-08-09

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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