A Former 911 Director Has Agreed To A plea Deal In A Rape Case
A former 911 director in Lawrence County, has avoided a second rape trial by pleading guilty to a lesser charge.
50-year-old Jeffrey Pack, of Louisa, was charged with three counts of third-degree rape back in 2011.
Investigators said Pack was engaging in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance in 2010.
Prosecutors said that Pack was a Deacon in his church and that the first alleged rape happened on a church trip in Georgia when the victim was 15, and then continued back in Lawrence County until after the victim turned 16.
In February 2012, Pack’s case went to trial in Lawrence County Circuit Court, but a mistrial was declared after a jury couldn't reach a verdict after several hours of deliberations.
Packs’ new trial was supposed to start on Monday, but on Friday, Pack pleaded guilty to an amended charge of one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
Court officials tell WSAZ that Pack was given a 365 jail sentence, with 325 days suspended. That means Pack will spend 40 day in jail. After his release, Pack will be on probation for two years. The record also indicates that the plea cannot be expunged in the future.
Pack resigned as 911 Director in November 2007 following allegations of inappropriate behavior.A Former 911 Director Has Agreed To A plea Deal In A Rape Case