At the minimum, Newman will spend at least five years in state prison before becoming eligible for parole, and must register as a sex offender if and when he is released. The actual length of his sentence — and whether each count will carry a concurrent or consecutive jail term — will depend on Circuit Judge Mark Orr.
“There’s no agreement as to what the sentence can be,” Merrell said.
The prosecutor said Friday he couldn’t say what sentence he would ask for at the hearing, but wants “to be able to present some evidence to the judge at sentencing to show what an appropriate sentence would be.”
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Newman will receive at least five years in prison
At the minimum, Pete Newman, the former Kanakuk Kamp director who pleaded guilty Thursday to sex charges, will receive five years in prison...and it could be much more: