Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release

Posted on 6/26/2009

Defendant: Wilfrid Creighton

An undercover detective posing as a 14 year old boy arranged to meet Creighton for sex. Creighton was arrested at that meeting. He told police that he has molested as many as 30 children, but only conduct relating to three victims was able to be charged in the indictment. The court suppressed Creighton’s confession on the grounds that Creighton did not effectively waive his rights. Defendant was sentenced to 12 years and was classified as a Tier III Sex Offender.