JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Roger: Before being sentenced I was put on probation for five months.
After breaking my bond I was put on house arrest for three
months. I had to go to extra hearings to have my bond reset
and they moved my sentencing hearing back. There were extra
costs incurred as well.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Roger: Yes. They came and knocked on my door. They took me down
to the station for questioning. They asked about what
happened so I gave them my statement and they gave me
paperwork about going to the magistrate and about the
charges I would be facing. Surprisingly they were very polite
about the whole thing.
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Roger: Even after having to go to eight different hearings court was
still scary and nerve racking. There were other people being
sentenced each time and hearing their crimes and sentences
was interesting. A lot of the time the sentences didn't match
the crime so it gives you a sense of false hope.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Roger: I had 17 charges. 5 counts of corruption of a minor, 5 counts
indecent assault, 5 counts sexual assault, 1 count statutory
assault and 1 count ludeness. I actually just got charged with
1 count corruption of a minor.