Friday, October 16, 2015

Man Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison For Propositioning Man For Sex

Ronald Shannon Sosebee, 38, of Brevard, N.C. was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for sexually touching and propositioning another person without that person’s permission. Once released from prison, the judge ordered Ronald serve a lifetime of supervised release and he must register as a sex offender. According to court documents, Ronald approached a male hiker, who was resting after hiking on a trail near the Pisgah National Forest, in June 2014. Prosecutors say Ronald asked the male hiker if they could hike down the trail together, to which the victim agreed, and the two proceeded to walk, crossing into the forest. A short time later, according to prosecutors, Ronald made an unsolicited sexual remark and touched the victim sexually without permission. The victim resisted Ronald's sexual contact, ran toward his campsite and reported the incident to law enforcement. Ronald subsequently pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual contact with another person without that other person’s permission. He was sentenced Thursday.

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