A Gaylesville man has been sentenced to prison on charges of Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12 years older. Slayton plead guilty to those charges as a lesser included offense to Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12 years old.
Slayton was taken into custody in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell on Friday and ordered to serve ten years in each case, each to run concurrently with the other. Slayton was also ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $2024.00 and a bail bond fee of $750.00. According to court documents, Slayton waived his application for probation.
WEIS Radio News spoke to the mother of the victim in the case and she told us that her daughter, who is now 11 years old was in the court room and watched as Slayton plead guilty and was escorted to jail.
Slayton was charged with four counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child under the Age of 12 back in April of 2017. Those charges were the result of an investigation conducted by Chief Investigator Josh Summerford and Investigator Tony Monroy.
The on-going investigation by Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) led to a grand jury indicting Slayton on the additional charges of first degree sodomy, first degree rape, and three counts of attempted sodomy.