Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Abortion-Sexual Abuse Coverup

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 11, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Abortion-Sexual Abuse Coverup

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 11
, 2008

Hartford, CT ( — A Connecticut man and his two accomplices have been sentenced in a kidnapping and sexual abuse case where a Planned Parenthood abortion business did an abortion on the girl, who was 15 at the time. Adam Gault is headed to prison for 25 years and his accomplices received three years each.

According to police reports, an unnamed girl ran away from home in June 2006 to live with now 42-year-old Gault, who plead guilty to a variety of charges in connection with the kidnapping and alleged sexual abuse.

He and Ann Murphy and Kimberley Cray, who lived with Gault at the time, gave the teenager drugs and alcohol, sexual abused her, and kept her locked in a small storage closet.

After getting her pregnant, Gault reportedly took the girl to a Planned Parenthood in West Hartford where she had an abortion.

The girl would not tell abortion facility officials the name of the father, but, according to an August 2007 AP report, police obtained the remains of the baby and DNA obtained form the unborn child matched Gault’s DNA.

Planned Parenthood did not appear to report the 15 year-old pregnancy or her desire for an abortion to officials to look into the possibility she was sexually abused.

On Friday, WTNH-TV reported that Gault was sentenced in the case and the station said he apologized to the teen.

"I want everyone to know, most especially my victim, I’m so sorry I hurt you," he said.

However, the young woman would have none of it and her attorney, Marc Needleman, read a statement she wrote.

"Adam you mislead me, you deceived me. You told me you cared for me. You told me you’d protect me and you did none of those things. What you did is use me and abuse me for all selfish reasons and you ought to be ashamed," the teen wrote.

Murphy and Cray, according to WTNH, pleaded no contest to their kidnapping and conspiracy charges and will spend three years in prison.

Police had been searching for the girl for some time and didn’t stumble across her until they searched Gault’s home over a month after the abortion.

Gault’s attorney, Gerald Klein, previously told the Associated Press he was surprised to learn of the DNA and the match police found in the testing.

"I thought that when a woman had a termination of pregnancy, that was the end of it, so to speak," Klein said outside court. "But, apparently, they have the fetus."

Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses in various states have come under fire for not reporting cases of sexual abuse or statutory rape to authorities.

In May, the employee of another Connecticut abortion business took an underage girl there for an abortion to hide his actions.

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