LOGAN — A judge has sentenced Kimball Thurgood to serve one-week in jail, after the 51-year-old Lewiston man pleaded guilty last month to inappropriate behavior with a teenage girl.
Thurgood appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He was taken into custody after Judge Brian Cannell let the defendant choose whether to serve seven days straight or five-weekends.
In May, Thurgood gave alcohol to a teenage girl. She told deputies, he then began kissing her legs, moving up until he was kissing her pelvis area.
Thurgood was arrested and later pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery and furnishing alcohol to a minor, both amended to class B misdemeanors.
During Tuesday’s sentencing, defense attorney Paul Gosnell told the court Thurgood was going through a divorce at the time of the crime. He said his client was trying to help the victim realize that people cared for her.
Thurgood told Judge Cannell, he was sorry for wasting the court’s time. He said he was also sorry for hurting the victim.
State attorney Jacob Gordon said whatever the sentence was, it was far below what Thurgood deserved. He explained this was a far more serious crime than what the defendant pleaded guilty to.
In addition to the jail sentence, Judge Cannell also ordered Thurgood to pay a $1000 fine or perform 100 hours of community service.
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