<bold>By DAVID DISHNEAU</bold>
<italic>.c The Associated Press</italic>
FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 18) - A Nobel Prize-winning scientist pleaded
guilty Tuesday to two counts of child abuse for molesting a 15-year-old
boy he brought back from a research trip in the South Pacific.
Dr. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, 73, will serve a maximum of one year
in jail under a plea agreement. He had been scheduled to stand trial
Feb. 25 and could have faced 30 years in prison if convicted of both
Gajdusek won the 1976 Nobel Prize for medicine for work on
infectious diseases, and is on leave from his job as chief of the
Laboratory for Central Nervous System Studies at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
His accuser was one of 56 children, mostly boys, who he brought
from Micronesia to live with him beginning in the 1960s, according to
Gajdusek contended he brought the children to this country to
educate them. When he accepted the 1976 Nobel Prize with eight boys in
tow, he promised to use the $80,000 prize money to send them to
Published journals of his research trips to the South Pacific
contain many passages documenting local sexual customs, especially
sexual relations between boys and men.
He was arrested April 4. The FBI said last year its case against
Gajdusek grew out of an investigation of child pornography on the
The plea bargain was announced Tuesday at what was to have been a
Gajdusek is to begin serving his sentence April 29 and could be
eligible for parole in nine months. He also agreed to five years'
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