- Last Updated on 07:55 AM 01/09/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
A 40-year-old Nathalie man, Kenneth Dean Wilborn, entered Alford pleas Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of related felonies, including aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child.
Under terms of the Alford pleas, Wilborn did not admit guilt to the offenses but realized the weight of prosecution evidence in the case.
Under terms of the Alford plea agreement, the commonwealth agreed to nol pros five related felony charges against Wilborn, including two for object sexual penetration, two for forcible sodomy and one for child abuse.
An aggravated sexual battery conviction carries a prison sentence of not less than one or more than 20 years in prison and a fine of not more than $100,000, according to court records.
An indecent liberty conviction carries a prison sentence of not less than one year or more than five years in prison, or in the discretion of a jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both, according to court records.
The court sentenced Wilborn to 20 years in prison for aggravated sexual battery, with all but five years suspended, and it sentenced Wilborn to 10 years in prison, with all time suspended for indecent liberties, and it ordered Wilborn placed on probation for three years.
The court additionally ordered Wilborn to have no contact with his victim or his victim’s family.
The offenses for which Wilborn was convicted occurred in a period from Aug. 1, 2004 to June 1, 2006, according to court records.
Other court cases
A pair of defendants were tried together for similar charges and convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery by mob after a bench trial in Halifax County Circuit Court on Friday.
Trey Deshawn Roberts, 19, of South Boston and Tony Leon Satterfield Jr., 20, of Roxboro, N.C., each entered pleas of not guilty to charges for the malicious wounding of Lacorey Beard and malicious wounding by mob prior to the trial.
The court dismissed the malicious wounding charges against each defendant and convicted both Roberts and Satterfield of a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault and battery by mob.
Sentencing for Roberts and Satterfield was continued to the March court term, with the court ordering both defendants to have no contact with their victim.
• Edward Dante Younger, 22, of Halifax had a charge against him for robbery on or near a street nol prossed Monday upon a motion by the commonwealth.