In Jacksonville, Florida, Randall Piercy sits in the Duval County Jail awaiting his sentence for child abuse. This Jacksonville resident recently pled guilty to the charge of aggravated child abuse, but he has been in the custody of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office since his arrest in 2006.
Under Florida Law, Aggravated Child Abuse occurs when a person, among other things, willfully and unlawfully cages a child. In Mr. Piercy’s case, he pled guilty to imprisoning his nine-year-old son, so he could be facing up to 30 years in prison.
Mr. Piercy’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 15, 2008 at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. The sentencing hearing is a very important part of the case, and will decide how much time in jail this criminal defendant will face.