Stanley reaches plea deal
by Sheldon Compton
PRESTONSBURG A plea agreement has been reached between the state and A.W. Stanley, the man originally with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy from incidents that occurred from 1997 through 2002, and November 2008.
According to the plea agreement, Stanley will receive two years in prison, must register as a sex offender and complete sex offender treatment, and is subject to a five-year period of conditional discharge as required by law for sex offenders. The two charges of sexual abuse were dropped as part of the plea.
The five-year period of conditional discharge is a prison sentence held over their head for five years, so that if they have any violations or dont comply with the sex offender laws they can be yanked back into prison and made to serve five more years, said Commonwealths Attorney Brent Turner. It can end up being a seven-year sentence.
According to the agreement, The Commonwealths offer was made after a review of all of the evidence and after consultation with the victims and their family who were in agreement with this offer and requested that it be made.
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