Pa. lawyer guilty in Russian child-sex case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - October 1, 2010

The jury has found 45-year-old Kenneth Schneider of Berwyn guilty of sex tourism.

Prosecutors say Schneider began a long relationship with a Russian boy in 1998, when the victim was 12. They say he paid for the boy's ballet school and had the boy move in to his Moscow apartment.

The 46-year-old Schneider is the founder of the Apogee Foundation, a New York-based arts group.

He took the stand this week and denied the charges.

Defense lawyer Joseph Green Jr. did not immediately return a call for comment on Friday's verdict.

Schneider faces up to 25 years in prison at his Jan. 12 sentencing. He remains in custody.

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