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Man sentenced in child sex crime case

By Candace Sipos -- csipos@nvdaily.com

WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man accused of exposing himself to a 5-year-old boy in August was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday, with only one year to serve.

Argil Junior Oscar, 74, of 212 Beaver Trail, must also register as a sex offender after entering an Alford plea of guilty to one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.

In addition to his sentence, which will be followed by 10 years of probation, Oscar must register as a sex offender and is not permitted to have unsupervised contact with a minor, according to Assistant Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney Dennis J. McLoughlin Jr.

"It's certainly an unfortunate case," he said, but noted that the sentence "was pretty straightforward" and followed the proposed guidelines closely. The class 5 felony may result in a prison sentence of one to 10 years or up to 12 months in jail.

Oscar has been in custody since the incident in August. He was denied bond in mid-August.

Deputy C.A. Cunningham of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office responded to the Beaver Trail home on a report of possible indecent exposure, according to a criminal complaint.
He and Laura Binkowski of the county's Department of Social Services then had taped interviews with the family.

The victim said he was watching a movie in the residence when Oscar began rubbing his back and exposed himself.

According to Cunningham, the victim said Oscar asked him if he wanted to touch his private parts.

Before being arrested, Oscar told Cunningham that he never exposed himself to anyone.
Oscar has been convicted for assault and battery, escape from custody and grand larceny in Virginia and West Virginia, according to court documents.


Why was this man not in jail? What ever happened to the three strike law? If there isn't one then there should be.

Send him to Iraq and let him do this to one of their children. . . There he would get what he deserves to get that's for sure.

Our justice system is a joke.

I agree with Penny! Why sentence the man to 10 yrs and only make him serve 1 yr. Professionals and studies have shown there is no "curing" a sexual predator and this man has already been convicted of other felony crimes. Our judicial system in this area gives a slap on the wrist time and time again. Just look at the WV woman that hired a hit man for MURDER of a Strasburg woman-she gets a slap on the wrist too. Really makes a person feel safe in this area!

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