I originally posted about Branden Wayne Utley here. The now 19-year-old from Geneva, Alabama was arrested back in October of 2010 for sending nude pictures of himself to a 12-year-old girl that he met on MySpace and MyYearbook. He even tried to lure the girl to a park for sex which I call child rape.
Last week Utley was sentenced to 3 years behind bars. His lawyer and his family wanted probation only for Utley arguing that he was just a “teenager looking for love”. Also trying the ‘he didn’t know she was 12 defense’.
The judge even noted his lack of remorse when sentencing him. I’m guessing the law only allowed him to be sentenced to three years which is a shame. He’ll be 22 when he gets out and will be on the sex offender registry but I doubt either of those things will discourage him in the future.