A Stanton man lost his plea for probation and was sentenced to four years in prison after soliciting two girls online for sex.
Jerry D. Rogers, 48, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of using electronic communications to procure minors for sex. In the plea agreement, prosecutors recommended two years for each count, and that they run consecutively. Rogers’ attorney mentioned his lack of criminal history and stable employment as reasons for probation, and suggested he receive outpatient treatment. Clark Circuit Judge William Clouse denied the motion so Rogers could complete a sex offender treatment in prison. Upon his release, Rogers must also register as a sex offender for 20 years.
At the meet, Rogers said he would take the girls, ages eight and 10, to a local hotel for sexual intercourse. At that point, Rogers was arrested.
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