An 80-year-old man from Clover was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to assault and battery in a case where he exposed himself to a disabled person that he was a weekly caregiver for, according to court records and prosecutors.
Court records show Jackie Joel Porter pleaded guilty in what is called an Alford plea, where a defendant accepts the punishment of a guilty plea because the likelihood of conviction is accepted, yet without admitting guilt.
Porter was arrested in early January on exposure of private parts in a lewd manner and assault and battery.
In the incident in late 2015 the victim disclosed that Porter had exposed himself and allegedly inappropriately touched her at Thanksgiving dinner, said Sharon Kopp, 16th circuit assistant solicitor. Prosecutors agreed to a negotiated plea deal with a cap of two years because Porter had no prior record, his age and other factors, Kopp said.
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Judge John C. Hayes III sentenced Porter to the maximum under the plea deal, two years.