December 2, 2012: 44 year old Eric Maloy was convicted today by a jury of his peers for repeatedly raping and sodomizing his five year old godson over a two year period from 2009 into 2011. Maloy was convicted of Rape of Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Assault of a Child, Indecent Assault of a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Corrupting the Morals of a Child. The victim’s working mother was unable to afford day camp so Maloy volunteered to have the boy stay with him for periods of time. He began sexually assaulting the boy until the victim disclosed the abuse to other members of the household.
Maloy had previously been arrested for numerous child rapes and a murder, yet had managed to avoid conviction on all those cases until now. In at least one of those cases, the victim testified that Maloy sent him out of state so he could not be located to testify at trial. Indeed, in the present case, two necessary witnesses mysteriously relocated to Georgia just weeks before trial.
Two of Maloy’s previous child victims, who are now men in their twenties, testified against Maloy and described how he had also sodomized them from the ages of thirteen to eighteen. Both boys began living with the defendant when their own families were not capable of caring for them. Maloy developed a pattern of identifying vulnerable children and then assuming a parental role in order to satisfy his sexual desires.
Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb stated, “This child showed enormous courage in testifying to such horrible crimes and by doing so has protected other children in our community.” Assistant District Attorney Ashley Lynam who helped prosecute the case further commented that “the jury’s verdict sends a clear message that preying on children will not be tolerated and the Commonwealth will be seeking the maximum period of incarceration.”
The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced by the Honorable Donna Woelpper on March 15, 2013 where he faces a maximum sentence of 101 years incarceration.