A Kentucky decide has given a jail guard convicted of sexually assaulting a feminine inmate two choices: Join the Army or go straight to jail.
Brandon Scott Price, 28, was given the choice throughout his sentencing listening to in Franklin Circuit Court final week, the State Journal reported.
Judge Thomas Wingate gave Price — who’s an Army veteran — a 12-month sentence that’s probated for 2 years and ordered him to re-enlist within the US army inside 30 days.
“If you don’t enroll in 30 days, you can report to the Franklin County Regional Jail,” the decide instructed him.
“You are under the gun, young man. You got to do it.”
Price was initially charged with third-degree sodomy in reference to the 2019 jail assault — however he pleaded all the way down to a lesser cost of second-degree assault.
“You’re getting a huge break,” the decide instructed Prince mentioned throughout his sentencing. “You made a terrible mistake, which I know personally cost the county money.”
Even if Price does re-enlist within the army, it wasn’t instantly clear if he can be accepted given his conviction.
The prices had been introduced towards Price after a feminine inmate filed a lawsuit that alleged he sexually assaulted her when he was a guard on the Franklin County Regional Jail in January 2019.
Price assaulted her as he was transporting the inmate to a close-by medical facility to obtain remedy for her hypertension, based on the lawsuit.
He took her to the hospital alone, which was a violation of jail coverage, and stayed along with her for 5 hours — throughout which era he made “sexually charged comments.”
When Price was driving the inmate again to jail after present process remedy, he pulled off onto a aspect street and requested her to carry out oral sex on him in trade for an earlier launch, the lawsuit mentioned.
He then went into the again of the van and allegedly assaulted the inmate whereas she was shackled.
During a subsequent interview concerning the allegations, Prince denied ordering the inmate to carry out oral sex — however mentioned he’d made a “stupid mistake” in letting her “touch me inappropriately.”