'Like yourself, I was a victim': Leaked emails reveal vile excuses made by AWP's Jared Leisek for allegedly raping 9-yr-old
Jared Leisek faces two counts of first-degree rape of a child stemming from two separate alleged incidents in 1992
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BEND, OREGON: Jared Leisek, the founder of the popular YouTube volunteer search and rescue dive team 'Adventures with Purpose', has been accused of raping an underage girl in Utah in 1992. In a series of condescending jibes, he allegedly told that he had "made peace in my life with all things bad including this" in the messages which were leaked through the emails sent to the victim. Leisek, 47, faces two counts of first-degree rape of a child stemming from two separate alleged incidents.
In a February email exchange, Leisek apologized to his victim. It was sent from the official 'Adventures with a Purpose' email account and signed "Jared." "I am so very sorry for the things that we cannot change," Leisek wrote in the first line of the email exchange, according to The Sun. "It is unfortunate that the Leisek and Juhasz lineage experienced the s**t that you, I and many of the other cousins were brought into. Like yourself, I was once a victim by multiple people both in and out of the family. It is unfortunate when families like ours experience molestation."
"I have myself tried to apologize to you and to have an open conversation with you about it to answer any questions you may have," he went on to write. "The first time that I apologized to you, I am sorry for the way that it was handled for I was under the impression that your mother knew and that I felt it was appropriate at that time to have the conversation with both of you." Leisek said the second time he tried to apologize "was not to clear my own conscience, but to help you heal and help with any struggles you may have been having as many of us had to learn how to overcome and move forward."
"You essentially told me to go f**k myself and told me how I had embarrassed you the first time around. I am sorry", he continued. According to the criminal complaint filed in the Beehive State, Jared Leisek was 17 years old at the time of the alleged sexual assaults against a girl who was 9 and then 10. He said making a 46-year-old man "live the mistakes" of a child is "not realistic."
"Thank God we are not forever judged for our actions as youth, and I'm grateful that many of us cousins acknowledged and stopped those sins which happened to us and those sins we once committed as a result of grooming," Leisek wrote. "I have made peace in my life with all things bad including this." Although Leisek or 'Adventures with a Purpose' haven't made any comment on the matter, many members of AWP have reportedly issued resignation statements on YouTube.