COURT DECIDES TODAY ON PLEA AGREEMENT IN SEX CASE
The court will decide today on a plea agreement between the government and a Fagasa man accused of forcing an 11-year old boy to perform oral sex.
Juby Kolio, also known as “Junior” was initially charged with child molestation, sodomy with a child, endangering the welfare of a child and third degree assault. In the plea agreement with the government the defendant pleads guilty to deviate sexual assault, which was amended from the sodomy charge. The government motioned to have the remaining charges dismissed.
The deviate sexual assault count is a class C felony punishable up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000 or both fine and jail time. Chief Justice Michael Kruse will make a decision today if the court has accepted the plea agreement or not.
According to the government’s case the Child Protective Services with the Department of Human and Social Services contacted police about a possible sexual case involving a minor.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division investigated the matter and met with the victim and his father.
Police also questioned the defendant about the incident and Kolio admitted that he forced the victim to perform oral sex on him (Kolio) twice. The defendant is represented by Assistant Public Defender Mike White, while prosecuting this matter is Assistant Attorney General Camille Philippe.
CASE OF INMATE IN JAILHOUSE STABBING LANDS IN HIGH COURT
District Court Judge John Ward bound over to the High Court, the case of Inmate Ryan Pite after he waived his right to a preliminary examination in the District Court yesterday. Pite will be arraigned before Chief Justice Michael Kruse today.
The charges against the inmate who’s already serving jail time for a spree of burglaries is accused of stabbing another inmate with a metal object, following an argument between the two.
Pite is charged with first degree assault, a class A felony punishable by death, life imprisonment or a minimum of ten years incarceration.
According to the government’s case, a TCF officer was giving out medication to the inmates when he heard a commotion coming from the cell where Pite was held. The officer ran over to the Bravo Unit and saw the wounded inmate on the floor, while another inmate was holding back Pite.
The officers then proceeded to remove the wounded inmate from the Bravo Unit. The officers were told that Pite had stabbed him.
Court filings say the wounded inmate was taken to LBJ hospital where he was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit for three days. Pite is represented by the Public Defender’s office while prosecuting is Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Hyde.
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