CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A former football standout at South Charleston High School and West Virginia State University will serve prison time for crimes against a babysitter.
Mark Terry, 40, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of battery after entering into a plea agreement with prosecutors. He was indicted on charges of sexual assault, a felony, regarding a 2011 incident with a 17-year-old victim.
Police picked up Terry for driving under the influence about three months ago. He was on home confinement as a condition of his bond at the time.
Upon his arrest, his bond was revoked and he was sent to South Central Regional Jail.
He was sentenced Monday to two and a half years in prison in both of those cases. Terry bowed his head as the sentence was given, and shook his head as he was led out of the courtroom.
Defense attorney Ed Rebrook asked Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman to run his sentences concurrently, but the judge declined.
"He's not a bad man, evil or malicious," Rebrook said. "He's done some foolish things."
Terry was arrested after police were called to a local hospital, where the babysitter told them he woke her to take her home at about 3:30 a.m. But instead, she said, he took her to an area near Montrose Elementary School and assaulted her.
Terry maintained at his plea hearing that the girl first exposed her breasts to him and he touched them.