Fred Sweet Jr. of Galax will be sentenced in August for sexually abusing a child.
By Landmark News Service
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm
INDEPENDENCE — A Galax man was convicted last week in Grayson County Circuit Court of two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
A jury of eight women and four men deliberated about three hours last Thursday before finding Fred Sweet Jr., 67, guilty of both charges.
The jury recommended a sentence of five years in prison and a $20,000 fine on one charge and seven years in prison and a $30,000 fine on the second charge.
The alleged offenses occurred April 21, 2007, and involved a girl who was age 5 at the time. A grand jury indicted Sweet in April 2008.
If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!
Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Gazette, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account
If you are new to the award winning Gazette and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.
Create a limited access account. Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.
The Gazette | email@example.com | 2762365178222 P.O. Box 68, 108 West Stuart Drive, Galax, VA 24333 Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday