Sentencing date set for sex offender
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 9:05 pm
An April sentencing has been set for a Union City man found guilty of a sex-related offense stemming from alleged inappropriate contact with a child over a period of several years.
Buddy Elwood Stroud, 63, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual battery last week during a jury trial in Obion County Circuit Court.
The jury deliberated for a brief time before returning the verdict on Jan. 31.
Obion County Circuit Court Clerk Harry Johnson said Stroud’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 8 before Judge William B. Acree.
Stroud was arrested Aug. 2, 2010, and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery, according to a Union City Police Department report filed at the time.
Police reported the charges were levied in connection with alleged inappropriate contact with a child between Aug. 2, 2001, and April 26, 2004, and between March 14, 2007, and July 31, 2009, at his home.
The victim told police she would be awakened during overnight visits by Stroud touching her crotch area through her clothing. She indicated the contact did not occur on every visit to the home, but on most visits from the time she was about 7 years old, according to the police report.
Stroud was indicted on the charges by the October 2010 term of the grand jury, which regularly convenes three times a year in Obion County to hear evidence in cases to determine if charges should be levied by indictment. The panel is convening today for its February term and a list of unrelated indictments should be released later this week.
Published in The Messenger 2.7.11