Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stodghill sentencing postponed until May

A hearing to determine if David Stodghill is to be designated a sexually violent predator (SVP) has been postponed until May 11th. Stodghill's sentencing date has also been postponed, and is now scheduled for May 17th.

The SVP/Megans Law hearing, originally scheduled for today, needs to be held prior to sentencing. Court dockets show that on Friday lawyers for Stodghill requested a continuance for the hearing.

Stodghill's sentencing will be for sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl in 1999, and a 12 year old girl in 2009. He previously served 5 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl in 1995. Additionally, in 1991 Stodghill was convicted for "concealing the whereabouts of a child." In each case Stodghill pled guilty.