Mayor Gosek ARRESTED!

I submitted this story as ‘anonymous’ but decided to register as details unfolded.



OSWEGO, N.Y. Oswego Mayor John Gosek has been arrested by the F-B-I. The 58-year-old Gosek was accused of the federal offense of using a telephone to, quote, “persuade, induce, entice and coerce an individual under the age of 18 years to engage in sexual activity.” That’s according to a press release from the U-S Attorney of the Northern District of New York.
Gosek is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center. Oswego is about 35 miles north of Syracuse.



Sep 16, 2005 – Oswego Mayor John Gosek was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted rape. Investigators with the U.S. attorneys office and the FBI say Gosek made phone calls to someone under the age of 18 and tried to coerce that person into having sex. Gosek was elected Mayor in 2000. This is not the first trouble he’s found himself in. Earlier this year he allowed a friend to borrow his government vehicle and that person was pulled over for speeding. Gosek apologized for that mistake. This more serious charge of attempted rape could land Gosek behind bars for a maximum 30 years if convicted.



According to a news release sent late Friday night from U.S. attorney Glenn Suddaby and the FBI, Oswego mayor John Gosek was arrested Friday for trying to get a minor to engage in sexual activity. He could be charged with third degree rape and a criminal sexual act in the third degree. Gosek is due to appear in federal court in Syracuse Saturday afternoon. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of five years, a maximum of 30 years, with a fine of $250,000. Gosek was in hot water earlier this year for allowing a woman who said she was his girlfriend to use his official car for personal use. Gosek is married.


That is all for now folks – stay tuned to local news and check the papers in the morning for more info as this story unfolds – as I am sure this will impact the city of Oswego greatly….

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