A hearing was held in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 for a man accused of sex abuse. Dylan Ray Justice, 20, pleaded guilty to the charge. The victim was five years old at the time.
According to prosecutors, the crime happened in August of 2016. Justice was arrested in October of that same year.
Justice is set to be sentenced on April 30. During the plea hearing it was determine that he is not eligible for any alternative sentencing due to the age of the victim. Prosecutors are asking for the maximum sentence of 5 to 25 years in prison. There would also be 50 years of probation and Justice would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Justice is being held without bond in the Southern Regional Jail