Williamsburg man gets 15 years for sexually assaulting young girl
Prosecutors have recommended a 15-year prison sentence for a Williamsburg man, who is accused of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 12 years old in 2011.
Steven Douglas Jr., 58, of Browns Creek, had been scheduled to stand trial Tuesday morning on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. If convicted on all charges, Douglas could have received a sentence of life in prison.
Douglas instead pled guilty to lessor charges in exchange for prosecutors recommending a 15-year prison sentence.
The rape and sodomy charges were amended to sexual abuse charges, and the original sexual abuse charge was dismissed.
Judge Dan Ballou scheduled formal sentencing for March 4.
The alleged assault took place about 9 p.m. on June 26, 2011, at Steven Douglas Sr.'s Brown's Creek residence, and occurred in a bedroom that is occupied by Steven Douglas Jr. when he stays with his father, according to court documents.
"Steven Douglas admitted that the assault did occur inside the residence in the bedroom that he sleeps in when he visits his father," Kentucky State Police Trooper R.D. Foley wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant. "Steven Douglas Jr. was mirandized and gave a full recorded statement detailing the sexual assault."
While executing a search warrant at Taylor Apartments, which is Douglas' other residence, police recovered 13 pairs of girls' panties, two small white bras, and three garter belts, according to court records.
All the items except one white bra were located in suspect's nightstand beside the bed, according to the search warrant.
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