Judge Laurel Beatty leveled a very, very harsh sentence on a former Franklin County Sheriff's deputy who admitted meeting a 15 year old girl online and having sex with her in a west side motel. He also admitted taking nude photos of her. After hearing from both sides, the judge gave him 20 years in prison.
Being a former cop and having sex with a teen girl is not going to go over well in prison. Apparently, this deputy had some prior sexual issues that were never charged which resulted in him being fired from the sheriff's office.
Clearly, Judge Beatty felt like the only way to protect him from other young woman was to lock him up for a very long time.
Read the article here: Former Deputy Gets 20 Years for Sex with 15 year old