The 52-year-old Michigan man who lured a 16-year-old San Luis Obispo girl into having sex with him after meeting her online was sentenced today to two years in state prison.
Bradford Allen Mitchell pleaded no contest to three charges, including statutory rape, relating to his sex crimes against the girl.
The teenager’s mother spoke at the hearing, saying that her daughter has a developmental disorder that puts her emotional age at about 12 or 13 years old.
“This means that (the girl) has difficulties with relationships and problem solving as well as challenges at school,” she said.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
The young woman also suffered significant trauma after finding her father dead from a heart attack three years ago.
Mitchell also must register as a sex offender. His attorney, public defender Ron Crawford, said his client is remorseful for his actions and the affect they have caused on the girl and her family.