An unusual ruling could mean an elderly sex offender won’t serve any prison time on state charges. 72-year-old Roland Thomson pleaded guilty yesterday to state charges after he took sexually suggestive photos of girls as an elementary school volunteer in Iowa City. Before the sentencing, one parent submitted a “victim impact statement” to the judge saying his daughter is more suspicious of all males. He says his daughter has lost her childhood innocence.Thomson, who has moved from the Iowa City area to Des Moines, was sentenced to two years in prison, but the case will be reviewed after he serves his time on the federal pornography charges. The family of one victim wants to see Thomson serve the maximum sentence.Thomson’s attorney, William Kuttmus, argued Thomson has already been punished for the crime. Kuttmus says his client is not going free, he’s going to prison and won’t be a threat to society.Thomson was sentenced earlier this month to one year & one day in a federal prison, a sentence that begins Monday.
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