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Polygamist's Son Sent to Jail in Sex Case

Polygamist's Son Sent to Jail in Sex Case

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- A judge sentenced the son of an imprisoned Utah polygamist to 180 days in jail Tuesday for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

William Green, 19, must avoid pornography, stay out of Internet chat rooms and pay a $500 fine, 3rd District Court Judge Royal Hansen said. He met the victim on MySpace, a Web site. "He's a remorseful kid," his attorney, David Leavitt, said. "He's married and has full-time work. I think you'll see this is a is a blip on the radar screen."

Polygamist's Son Sent to Jail in Sex Case

Green was charged with rape but pleaded guilty in May to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery.

His father, Tom Green, 58, went to prison in 2001 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl when he was 37. The girl was the first of five women he took as wives. Tom Green was also convicted of four counts of bigamy and with criminal non-support for the thousands of dollars in state payments made to support his 32 children.

He is scheduled to be released Aug. 7.

Leavitt prosecuted Tom Green when he was Juab County attorney. He said William Green was a victim, growing up in an environment where there was no sensitivity to age-appropriate sex.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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