Timothy Conkright had been convicted of sexually abusing two girls (ages 4 and 5). He was sentenced to two life terms in prison as a result of the 2005 conviction. While we can applaud his sentence, I'm not sure many people are going to be happy that instead of rotting behind bars, Conkright was given early release and is now set to be free.
Conkright was originally given two consecutive life sentences; however, a court of appeals overturned his convictions. He avoided a re-trial after entering an Alford plea to two counts of gross sexual imposition for the October 2004 assaults. The plea guaranteed him substantially less prison time.
Other charges against Conkright were dismissed and he was sentenced to four years in prison and five years of community control. Under an agreement with the court, Conkright was to receive judicial release six months from now, then be placed on electronic monitoring for six months.
A statement from the victims families follows the mind blowing decision to allow this monster to be freed into society after barely serving any real time at all. I recommend everyone read it, especially those who live near Toledo Ohio.