NV Judge’s Son Gets Lenient Sex Offense Conviction

December 23, 2009

cbs13.com (NV): Year In Jail For NV Judge’s Son In Teen Sex Case.

Again, we see that public officials are not held to the same standard as other citizens when it comes to sex offender registration and convictions.

Fallon, Nev. (AP) ― The son of a Fallon judge has been sentenced to a year in jail for having sex with an intoxicated girl at a party hosted by a former girls softball coach.

Jeffrey Michael Lister, 19, pleaded no contest in October to a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit an obscene, indecent or immoral act. He was sentenced Monday by Churchill County District Judge William Rogers.

Lister, the son of Fallon Municipal Court Judge Michael Lister, originally was charged with statutory sexual seduction, a crime that would have required him to register as a sex offender. (In other words, he will not be required to register as a sex offender because he is the son of a judge).

The girl told authorities she got drunk at the January 2008 party and was raped by as many as four boys. Others who allegedly assaulted the girl were under age 18.

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