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Posted December 13, 2010 | 1 Comment
Man, 19, to serve time for sex crime
Sentencing includes counts of stealing to pay for bond as well
By Alex Bridges - email@example.com
WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man must serve jail time for committing a sex crime against a teen girl in March.
Judge John Prosser sentenced David Andrew Jarrell, 19, of Cross Junction, in Frederick County Circuit Court on Thursday to three years, with two years and nine months suspended, for one count of carnal knowledge of a minor female between the ages of 13 and 15.
Jarrell received a three-year term, all suspended, for attempted indecent liberties with the same victim.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges Aug. 17.
After the hearing, Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Williamson said Jarrell took the victim, a 13-year-old girl, riding with him on a four-wheeler March 7. During the ride, Jarrell took off the girl's pants and penetrated her with an object, the prosecutor said.
Prosser granted a bond in Jarrell's case after his indictment on the charges in April.
A grand jury indicted Jarrell on Aug. 2 on one count each of breaking and entering and grand larceny. He pleaded guilty to both charges Oct. 13.
Prosser on Thursday sentenced Jarrell to two years for each count and suspended the terms in their entirety.
The judge ordered Jarrell to serve two years of supervised probation upon his release from jail and to have no contact with the victim in the earlier case.
"Stay away from her," Prosser said, noting no contact includes the use of electronic communications.
Questions arose during sentencing as to what the prepared guidelines recommended for an active period of incarceration. The guidelines for just Jarrell's convictions of carnal knowledge and indecent libertities call for the defendant to serve up to four years in prison.
However, his conviction of grand larceny and breaking and entering, when factored into the calculation, reduced the recommended time to probation with no incarceration.
Prosser ordered Jarrell to report to jail Thursday. The judge authorized the defendant for work release and any other program offered by the jail.