U.S. Judge Offers Choice to Man Convicted of Sexual Assault: Join the Military or Go to Jail

A Kentucky judge recently offered a man convicted of sexual assault an unusual choice: Enlist in the military or serve prison time.

Brandon Scott Price, 28, a former Franklin County Regional Jail guard, was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault, a Class A misdemeanor, earlier this month. On account of his crime, Price received a 12-month prison sentence with two years of probation — with one strange caveat.

Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate informed Price during his sentencing that he could have his jail time waived if he decided to join the U.S. military, according to the State Journal.

“If you don’t enroll in 30 days, you can report to the Franklin County Regional Jail,” Wingate said. “You are under the gun, young man. You gotta do it.”

The outlet noted that Price was initially charged with third-degree sodomy, a Class D felony, but had his charges reduced. The former jail guard was convicted of sexually assaulting a female inmate in January 2019 after transporting her to the hospital. (Read more from “U.S. Judge Offers Choice to Man Convicted of Sexual Assault: Join the Military or Go to Jail” HERE)

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