A Greencastle man has pled guilty to two counts of Class A felony child molesting and one count of Class D felony dissemination of matter harmful to a minor and will be sentenced on April 23.
Terrell Britton, 53, was originally charged with six Class A felonies, six Class D felonies and two Class A misdemeanors for his alleged involvement in sexual misconduct with four minors. The court has taken a plea agreement under advisement in which 11 of the charges would be dropped in exchange for Britton's guilty pleas on the other three.
Britton was set to face a jury on April 1.
"Mr. Britton has pled guilty to the most serious charges in this case," Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter said. "He will receive a 30-year sentence with up to 25 of that in prison. With Mr. Britton's health problems and age, this will effectively incarcerate him for most of the remainder of his life."
Bookwalter also believes the plea agreement is in the best interest of Britton's alleged victims.
"This allows my office to not have to put the child victims on the stand during a trial," he said. "The state will also ask the judge to declare Mr. Britton to be a sexually violent predator, so that in the event that he ever gets out of prison he will be on lifetime G.P.S. monitoring."
Should the plea agreement be accepted by the court, Britton would not be able to petition any court to reduce, modify or seek relief from his sentence once it was imposed.
Britton has been in jail since his arrest on June 12, 2008. According to court documents, the alleged criminal sex acts committed by Britton occurred between November 2007 and the spring of 2008.