A SUSPECTED child rapist blamed his family’s twisted history and Mormonism for his alleged actions in leaked emails to the victim.
Jared Leisek, founding member of volunteer dive team Adventures with a Purpose, told his alleged victim in a series of condescending taunts on the news that he had “made peace with all the bad things in my life, including this one.”
He was accused of sexually abusing a relative in 1992 and was charged last week with two counts of the rape of a child in Utah.
Leisek apologized to his victim in a February email exchange obtained and reviewed by The US Sun.
It was sent from the official Adventures with a Purpose email account and signed “Jared”.
“I’m so sorry for the things we can’t change,” Leisek wrote on the first line of the email exchange.
“It’s unfortunate that the Leisek and Juhasz line has seen the shit that you, I and a lot of the other cousins have been put in.
“Like yourself, I was once a victim of multiple people, both inside and outside the family. It is unfortunate when families like ours are victims of harassment.”
He continued: “I have tried to apologize to you myself and have an open conversation with you about this in order to answer all your questions.
“When I first apologized to you, I’m sorry for how it was handled because I got the impression your mother knew and I felt it appropriate at that point to have the conversation with both of you .”
Leisek said the second time he tried to apologize “wasn’t to clear my own conscience but to help you heal and to help with any struggles you might have had as many of us.” had to learn how to overcome them and move forward.”
“You essentially told me to fuck myself and told me how I embarrassed you the first time. I am sorry.”
According to the criminal complaint filed in Beehive State, Leisek is seven years older than his victim — who was nine or 10 at the time of the alleged crimes in Utah.
He said getting a 46-year-old man to “live the flaws of a child” is “not realistic”.
“Thank God we will not be condemned forever for our actions as youngsters, and I am thankful that many of us cousins are aware of the sins that befell us and the sins that we once committed as a result of grooming have acknowledged and stopped,” Leisek wrote.
“I’ve made peace with everything bad in my life, including this one.”
Leisek or Adventures with a Purpose did not respond to The US Sun’s requests for comment, but many members of the volunteer dive posted resignations on YouTube.
AWARDS FROM AWP AND SWIFT FALLOUT
AWP made national headlines in August when they found the remains of missing teenage girl Keily Rodni after she mysteriously disappeared after a party in the woods near a campground in Truckee, California.
Initial law enforcement searches missed Rodni’s car and body in the water before AWP made the crucial discovery crucial in Rodni’s case.
In September, social media began asking where Leisek was after he wasn’t seen during the group’s big break in Rodni’s case.
Throughout the week, members have announced their resignations in video statements on YouTube, and other groups have said they will not be working with AWP over the allegations.
Many now-former AWP members said they were caught off guard by the allegations but could not go into detail because they had signed non-disclosure agreements.
Since founding the volunteer diving group in 2019, AWP has helped solve at least 23 missing persons cases, some involving children, which they documented on their successful YouTube channel.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6645995/adventures-with-purpose-jared-leisek-emails/ Leaked emails reveal Adventures With Purpose Jared Leisek’s sick apology for ‘raping a child’ and condescending taunts about the victim