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Posted March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment
Charge lessened in return for plea
By Sally Voth firstname.lastname@example.org
WOODSTOCK -- A 21-year-old man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl was ordered in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to serve a month in jail.
Aaron Lee Neff, of 1193 Swover Creek Road, Edinburg, pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to court documents.
As part of a plea agreement, a charge of carnal knowledge of a child aged 13-15 was amended to the delinquency charge. It also called for Neff to be sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 11 months suspended and a year of unsupervised probation.
Neff was 20 when he had sex with the girl on May 22, according to court documents.
A criminal complaint filed by Shenandoah County Sheriff's investigator G.R. Poe says he and another investigator spoke with the victim in June. It also says Neff acknowledged knowing the girl was a middle school student at the time.
Neff was indicted on Aug. 13 on the original charge.