A 19-year-old man will serve less than a year in jail despite admitting to raping two teenage girls, a judge decided.
Michael L. Stucky Jr., of Northfield, Minnesota, was handed down the minimal sentence Monday for the separate attacks, but will be released immediately due to time already served.
Stucky pleaded guilty in Dakota County District Court to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Star Tribune.
He was arrested on August 15, 2013, and has been in jail since, awaiting sentencing.
He was also sentenced to 15 years of supervised probation.
Stucky, then-18, confessed to raping a 15-year-old girl in her home and a 13-year-old girl at a different residence months earlier.
According to the criminal complaints, Stucky came to the home of the 15-year-old girl at around 4a.m. on August 6, 2013, after the two had exchanged messages on Facebook that day.
She told police he began kissing her, but she said stop and pushed him away. At that point he became more aggressive, stripped off her clothes and ‘began having sexual intercourse with her,’ despite her protests.
He told police the sex was consensual and that he didn’t know her age.
In the second case, a 13-year-old girl told police that Stucky had raped her during spring break in March 2013.
She said Stucky and another teenage boy picked up her and a friend for a trip to the Mall of America.
He went ahead and had sex with her. She said she told Stucky she was 13.
According to the Star Tribune, County Attorney James Backstrom said he was happy with the plea deal and that it was supported by the girls’ families, who didn’t want to go through the trauma of testifying at a trial.
'We believe this serves the interests of justice and the victims of these crimes,' Backstrom said.
He said Stucky would be subject to a long list of conditions including random searches of his vehicles, home and computer for pornography, registering as a sex-offender, and providing DNA-samples to authorities. He also is prohibited from taking Viagra and similar medications.
If he’d been convicted at trial, Stuckey could have received an eight-year term.
If he violates his he could risk going back to prison.