JEFFERSON-As part of a negotiating plea deal, a district court judge oversaw the dismissal of a statutory rape charge against an Ashe County man last month.
According to the criminal division of the Ashe County Clerk of Court’s office, Kolton Pilar was convicted of a lesser charge of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, but saw the more serious statutory rape charge dropped by the prosecution.
For the misdemeanor conviction, he was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation, but perhaps most importantly to Pilar’s defense is the fact he will avoid jail time as long as he abides by the terms of his probation.
The negotiated plea was entered on Oct. 13.
According to arrest warrants, Pilar, 21, of 5911 Hwy 163, was originally charged on July 18, after investigators say he allegedly had intercourse with a 15-year-old female between Oct. 18 and Oct. 31, 2015. As a result of the investigation, Pilar was charged with statutory rape while being more than 4, but less than 6 years older than the victim.
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