He's pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree child sex abuse and one count of attempted aggravated assault.
The plea averts a trial, which could have been a challenge for the victim, who has cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. The U.S. attorney's office said that because of privacy protections it could not provide further information about the victim's medical condition.[Sorry, I'm going to editorialize here] I'm sure you do Nelson. I, on the other hand, hope you never get it over with. I'm hoping that you have a very long, very unpleasant stay under lock and key.
Speaking in a whisper and sometimes through tears, Nelson struggled through the requisite questioning by the judge, at one point saying, "I just want to get this over with."
In court yesterday, the prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridgette D. Crafton, detailed the sex acts alleged in a 14-count indictment.If there's any justice in the world the judge will sentence Nelson to maximum sentence that he's facing: 15 years.
The graphic descriptions drew gasps from some spectators, especially when Crafton revealed that Nelson has AIDS and that he was aware of his condition when he had unprotected sexual contact with the victim.