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Oakdale man accused of having sexual contact with boy gets plea deal

Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:50 PM

By Johnathan Manning / American Press

An Oakdale man accused of having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday in 14th Judicial District Court, his attorney said.

Melvin P. Fox, 44, was charged with aggravated rape, but pleaded guilty to simple battery by domestic violence and was sentenced to six months in prison, with credit for time served, Alexander said.

Fox has been in prison for 10 months, Alexander said.

“We were anxious to go to trial, but we got him out a little sooner by doing this,” Alexander said.

Alexander said Fox passed a polygraph test.

Posted By: Mary On: 1/25/2013

Title: Who was the judge that sentenced this man

I would like to know what judge gave this man six months for this crime. There should NOT EVER be plea deals when your dealing with child predators. I've seen people go to jail for 25 years for simple drug possession and this guy gets six months.

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