A Washington man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Thirty-nine year old Raymond Jon Labelle of Washington pled guilty to three counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree last Thursday. Washington County Attorney Barb Edmondson says each count is a Class C felony and carries a maximum 10 year prison sentence. Edmondson recommended that Labelle serve consecutive sentences because of the nature of the crime, the impact on the victim and because Labelle was on probation for a charge of Willful injury at the time the offenses were committed. Edmondson says Labelle will be on lifetime parole as a sex offender and will be required to register as a sex offender after his prison sentence is completed. He also has to complete sex offender treatment and pay the victim restitution and court costs. Edmondson credits the Washington Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for assisting in the investigation.
Original post December 27 at 10:18am