Grant, the former executive director of Pathways Danbury, advisor to the youth minister at New Hope Baptist Church, member of Younglife and the Harambee Center, faced up to 100 years in prison for his numerous charges of having sexual relations with minors. Grant later accepted a plea deal which will require him to serve no less than 12 and no more than 20 years in jail with 30 years probation and a life time registration as a sex offender.
At today's sentencing, the prosecution and defense will make their case for the amount of time Grant is to serve.
UPDATE 2:10 PM John Pirro over at the News-Times filed this report.
A judge sentenced Danbury minister and former youth counselor Troy Grant to 20 years in prison on Wednesday, calling him a "classic pedophile" who preyed on society's must vulnerable members.
Superior Court Judge Janet Reynolds brushed aside the defendant's attempted apology and a request by his lawyer for a lesser sentence in imposing the maximum term permitted by the deal that saw Grant plead guilty in September.
"If I could give you more than 20 years, I would," she said.
UPDATE 2:00 PM: Grant has just been sentenced to the maximum amount of time he can serve via the plea deal: 20 years, 35 years probation, lifetime registration as a sex offender, NO contact with any children (even relatives).
...it's a shame that Judge Reynolds couldn't give Grant more time but seeing how inmates feel about sexual predators, it's fair to say that Grant will have a REAL uncomfortable time in prison.
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