Sanford man gets 3 years for molesting 9-year-old girl
This really ticks me off.....
SANFORD – A 29-year-old Sanford man who had been charged with raping a 9-year-old girl Thursday pleaded no contest to a reduced charge in exchange for a three-year prison term.
Jeffrey Scott DePew is to be sentenced in July. Circuit Judge Marlene Alva put off his sentencing because his mother needs a kidney transplant, and doctors want to run tests to see if he's a possible donor.
He's to remain in the Seminole County Jail.
DePew pleaded no contest to felony battery – improperly touching the girl. He will not be designated a sex offender.
The girl told authorities that DePew raped her twice and molested her once, according to his arrest report.
Prosecutors said the girl's account was credible but they agreed to a shorter prison term because there was no evidence to corroborate it.