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Friday, February 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Sex offender who bought alcohol for minor ordered to walk outside courthouse with sign" [Updated]

WRTV6 has this brief report this morning. The ILB is currently unable to find out the name of the judge. A quote from the story:

Larry Bass, 27, of Pike County in southern Indiana, was convicted of child molestation in 2010 and was sentenced to five years.

But after his release from prison, he was arrested for buying vodka for a 14-year-old.

As part of his punishment, Bass will have to walk Friday outside of the Pike County Courthouse wearing a sandwich-style fluorescent sign reading, "Registered Sex Offender Who Bought Alcohol for Kids."

Mr. Bass's earlier conviction was affirmed on appeal by the COA on April 14, 2011.

[Updated at 12:30 pm] The ILB has just received this info from a helpful reader:

According to the docket, Judge Jeff Biesterveld (the judge of the Pike Circuit Court) presided over the relevant Pike County case (State v. Larry T. Bass, No. 63C01-1209-CM-000144). It looks like the case was resolved yesterday on a plea agreement.
[Updated again at 1:35 pm] A second reader writes:
According to Doxpop, the Judge on this new case is Biesterveld. The cause number is 63C01-1209-CM-144.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 8, 2013 09:19 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts