Gene R. Morrill, 57, of New Ipswich New Hampshire was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison yesterday for child molestation-related activities.
Morrill told an investigator about how he was sexually assaulted himself by the legendary Bigfoot, said to be between 7 and 10 feet tall, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. He asked for leniency under the circumstances as it was a very traumatic time for him, he was picking out dark reddish brown hairs from his teeth for weeks.
Morrill was determined to be mentally competent to stand trial. He was caught by detectives as he tried to make Internet contact with children and others while pretending to be young boys. His own criminal record includes a rape conviction involving a child in New Hampshire.
Bigfoot denies all claims of molestation and says it was consensual.