Remember Larry Franklin from our Story Sangamon County Sheriff Wes Barr Social Media Campaign Manager Accused Again Of Sex Crime! ?
Back in March of 2015 Mr. Franklin was arrested and charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse To A Minor Ages 13-16. Click Here To Read The Springfield Police Report On This Arrest!
Yesterday Assistant Sangamon County States Attorney Emily Mosher motioned the court to ad a count of Felony Domestic Battery. The Judge approved the motion and Mr. Franklin reached a negotiated plea on the case.
“Cause called for hearing on Defendant’s motion to withdraw plea of not guilty to Count II, DOMESTIC BATTERY, a Class 4 Felony. Defendant advised of rights and possible penalties and knowingly waives same. Plea of guilty accepted. Judgment entered on the plea. Pursuant to negotiations, the Defendant is hereby sentenced to 2 years’ probation to be served concurrent with 15CF51. Defendant is to serve 377 days in the Sangamon County Jail, with credit for 377 days served awaiting trial. Defendant is to receive $1,885.00 credit towards applicable fees for time served. Defendant is to pay fines, fees and costs in the form of a civil judgment. Defendant is ordered to pay $200.00 Domestic Violence Fine and $10.00 fine for Domestic Battery. Defendant is ordered to have no contact with C.L. Defendant is ordered not to live with any females under the age of 18. Count I dismissed pursuant to plea.”
Boy oh boy, so the State adds a last minute charge to the case and drops the child sexual abuse charge!
Are we suppose to feel better that his probation says he is not live with any females under the age of 18?
Way to go Sangamon County, good job on protecting your own!