Man gets 30 year sentence for the sexually assaulting minors.A North Carolina judge sentenced a former YMCA and Disney World employee to between 27 and 30 years in prison for sexually abusing eight boys in Winston-Salem, N.C. as long ago as 1991.

Childhood Sex Abuse Case

In November 2017, police arrested Michael Todd Pegram outside one of Walt Disney World’s All-Star Resorts, where Pegram worked at the time.

In 2017, a victim who is now a man in his 30s, filed a report with the Kernersville, N.C. Police Department. According to the indictment, Pegram used his position as a YMCA counselor and volunteer firefighter to gain access to children.

The Kernersville Family YMCA terminated Pegram’s 14-year employment there in March 2002. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Pegram invited boys he met through the YMCA to his home, a violation of YMCA policy.

At his house, Pegram allegedly sexually assaulted the young boys and threatened to tell the parents of those who refused to do what that the child behaved badly. At least one boy said Pegram threatened to kill the boy’s parents if he did not comply with Pegram’s wishes.


The Kernersville Legal Herald reported that Pegram also allegedly video recorded sexual assaults and hid the video cassettes” in one of his sheds at his home or a tin box buried in his backyard.”

Pegram pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree sex offenses, 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, and one count each of attempted first-degree sex offense and a statutory sex offense with a child.

Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Countless children involved in organized sports, after school programming, scouting programs, and other organizations have been abused by their leaders, counselors, and volunteers.

Fortunately, several states have recently expanded their laws regarding the statute of limitations for abuse cases. This means that many victims whose cases may have expired under previous laws may now be able to seek justice and accountability for their experiences and suffering.

If you were a victim of childhood sexual abuse, a knowledgeable attorney may be able to help you determine whether you qualify to take legal action against the person, school, or organization that allowed the abuse to occur.


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