District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael J. Fox (53) of Franklinton, pleaded guilty Monday (February 26, 2018) to raping a 14-year-old girl and was sentenced by District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher to 20 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Fox had been doing handyman work for the victim’s family in June 2016, when Fox asked the victim to check whether the electricity was working in a travel trailer on the property. The victim complied, and shortly afterwards, Fox appeared in the doorway of the trailer. Fox then pushed the victim onto a bed, pinned her down and raped her. The victim’s 13-year-old brother walked inside, witnessed the crime, and rushed out to tell his mother, who called police.
The victim’s family was consulted before the District Attorney’s Office proceeded with the plea. The victim, her mother, and brother were all present in court for the plea, and approved of the sentence.