Ex-Peace Corps worker reportedly set to plead guilty in South Africa sexual abuse case

Authorities say a former Peace Corps volunteer charged last year with sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa plans to plead guilty in Connecticut.

U.S. attorney's office spokesman Tom Carson and attorney Richard Meehan Jr. tell The Associated Press that Jesse Osmun is due in court Wednesday for a guilty plea proceeding. He's expected to plead guilty to traveling from the United States to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children.

The Peace Corps said in a statement to FoxNews.com that the allegations of sexual abuse are "reprehensible" and the organization "has no tolerance for abuse of any kind, and our deepest sympathies are with all the victims involved."

Authorities say the 32-year-old Milford resident molested five children under the age of 6, some multiple times, and gave them candy from 2010 to 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.