Logan Michael Osborn is a 19-year-old boy who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of having “carnal knowledge” of a 14-year-old girl. However, a judge in Virginia decided on Wednesday, August 9, to change Osborn’s sentence so that he will serve no prison time for the act, for now.
Chesterfield Circuit Court Judge T.J. Hauler has decided to pause the execution of Osborn’s term, claiming that he needs more time to “review the case.”
Prosecutors say Osborn sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after attending a high school play with her. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Osborn Allegedly Tied a Belt Around the Girl’s Neck & Arms Leading Up to the Assault
Logan Michael Osborn, 19, pleaded guilty in September to the charge of having carnal knowledge of the girl. At the time, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with eight years suspended. https://t.co/sHCv8RGjlc
— Cool Breeze 🖤🥑 (@Maine_Char) August 9, 2018
According to Fox News, Osborn met the 14-year-old girl at a school play in April, 2017, having taken her to prom the week before, and went for a walk with her after the play ended. He then allegedly pushed the girl and tied a belt around her neck and hands, then proceeded to perform a “sexual act.”
The girl testified that Osborn, who was 18 years old at the time, pushed her against a fence and onto her knees several times.
2. Osborn Pleaded Guilty to ‘Carnal Knowledge’ in September, 2017
— WTVR CBS 6 Richmond (@CBS6) August 9, 2018
Osborn pleaded guilty to a charge of ‘carnal knowledge’ of a minor in exchange for the prosecutors dropping a forcible sodomy indictment against him, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported at the time.
In addition to being sentenced to ten years in prison, Osborn was also required to register himself as a sex offender.
3. Osborn Has Been Accused of Inappropriate Contact With Girls Six Other Times
Judge T.J. Hauler of Chesterfield, Virginia must go. https://t.co/owEXtKHASH
— Seema (@Seema40014054) August 9, 2018
Prosecutor Erin Barr argued that Judge Hauler has not taken into account the pattern of inappropriate behavior that Osborn has exhibited with women, given that he has been accused of inappropriate sexual contact with women on several occasions.
In fact, one of the prior incident ultimately led to Osborn being charged with grabbing the genitals of another student when he was 12 years old. At the time, the case was “taken under advisement” then dismissed, per the Richmond-Times Dispatch.
4. Osborn’s Attorney Claimed the Encounter Was ‘Consensual’
@CBS6 Hi CBS6 – wondering if you were aware that your regular contributor/legal analyst @toddstonelaw argued recently that a 14 year old girl gave prior consent to convicted rapist and pedphile Logan Michael Osborn? https://t.co/Kox5suEXqe
— Jesse Hooper (@jahsquare) August 9, 2018
During the hearing, Osborn’s attorney, Todd Stone, …read more