A former Portage County jail corrections officer will serve 100 days in the custody of her former employer after being sentenced for assaulting a female inmate in June 2012.
Saying that the assault on inmate Holly Anderson was a "one-time incident" marring the otherwise-stellar record of former jail guard Connie Y. Sutton and that the 12 jurors who found her guilty "liked" Sutton and did not want her to serve any time in prison, Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman went against the recommendation of the Portage County Prosecutor's Office, which sought a four-year prison term.
Sutton, 50, of Akron, will begin serving her sentence on Sept. 13, according to Pittman's orders. She must also serve out a five-year probation term, pay a $350 fine and get a mental health evaluation, according to Pittman, who said Sutton overcame a presumption of prison on the conviction for felonious assault, a second-degree felony.
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