Sex offender to be sentenced after psych evaluation |

Sex offender to be sentenced after psych evaluation

The sentencing of a homeless 27-year-old man who admitted to luring a 14-year-old girl to his tent in Grass Valley and having sex with her has been postponed until a psychological evaluation is complete.

Christopher Clanton pleaded no contest in July to lewd and lascivious acts with a child 14 or under.

Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson is advocating for prison time for the registered sex offender, though probation is possible, she said.

The assistant public defender representing Clanton asked for the psychological evaluation in the hope of getting a sentence of probation, Ferguson said.

Clanton’s sentencing is re-scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 11 in county Superior Court.

– Robyn Moormeister

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