CHESTERFIELD, Va. - A Virginia judge decided not to impose any active prison time for a 19-year-old man who prosecutors say tied up a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her after they attended a school play.
According to the prosecution, Logan Osborn forced himself on the victim after getting her alone and tied a belt around her neck and hands before the assault.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that in January, Chesterfield Circuit Judge T.J. Hauler sentenced Osborn to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended. But in January and again Wednesday, Hauler stayed execution of the two-year active term, noting that guidelines called for no incarceration.
Osborn pleaded guilty to having carnal knowledge of the girl in an agreement in which prosecutors wouldn't pursue a forcible sodomy indictment against him.
Osborn's attorney says it was consensual, but prosecutor Erin Barr says at 14, the girl couldn't legally consent to sex.
Barr said the family is disappointed Osborn will serve no prison time.
Barr noted that Osborn has been accused seven times of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with girls, and one of those earlier incidents resulted in him being charged, at age 12, with grabbing the genitals of another student. The case was taken under advisement by the court and eventually dismissed.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com