Colby High student Logan Osborn was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended, but now he will face no prison time. This isn’t the first time Osborn was accused, he has been accused seven times of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with girls.
19 year old, Logan Osborn who prosecutors say tied up and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after they attended a school play together, had escaped any prison time.
According to Richmond Times-Dispatch – On Aug 8, 2017, a Virginia Judge decided that Logan Osborn will not have to serve any prison time for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after they attended a school play together.
Osborn pleaded guilty to the charges of having carnal knowledge of the girl and received 10 years in prison with eight years suspended.
However, on January 4, 2018, Judge, T.J. Hauler delayed the execution of Osborn’s two-year term of another six months as he wanted more time to review the case, and telling Logan at the time that “I will decide then how much of the two years you will actually serve.”
The victim was not present at the hearing but several members of her family were.
Erin Barr, a Chesterfield prosecutor speaking on the behalf of the family said: “The family is so disappointed that the defendant will not serve any active incarceration for the brutal attack on the victim.”
The family did not want to comment on what happened at the hearing, “They do not believe justice has been served and shared concern for community safety and future potential victims,” Erin added.
During the hearing in August, Judge Hauler said that he needed to hear “some positive things” about Osborn and for that the defense brought out James Trent. James, a foreman for an electrical company who worked with Logan Osborn provided a glowing assessment, he said that Logan is a model employee and said that “the sky’s the limit” for Osborn’s future.
According to a summary of evidence in the latest case, Logan Osborn, who was 18 at the time, met the victim for the first time at the prom. One week later, on April 28, 2017, they attended a school play together.
According to the prosecution, after Logan found the victim alone at the end of the play, Osborn tied a belt around her neck and hands, and pushed her to the ground, then forced her to perform a sex act. The 14-year-old victim was crying throughout the assault. Osborn pushed her against the fence and then forced her back down onto her knees.
When it was time for the victim’s mother to pick her up, Osborn untied her and let her up. The girl walked back to the school and spoke with her mother by video chat.
After seeing her daughter, the mother immediately knew that something was wrong with her daughter and questioned her about what happened. The girl told her mother on the way home, what Osborn did. Her mother took her to the hospital and called police, the prosecutor said.
But Osborn’s attorney argued that the incident between both of them was consensual, citing the text message from the victim to Osborn that she seemed to agree with Osborn’s suggestion to “have some fun” after the play.
To which Barr said the girl was only mirroring back to Osborn what he suggested, she was too young to understand the consequence and Osborn took advantage of the girl’s youth ad naivety.
Barr further stated that Osborn took advantage of the victim and the 14-year-old girl couldn’t legally consent to sex, and it was offensive to suggest that she had agreed to it in advance based on a few text messages.
Shockingly this is not the first time Logan Osborn is accused of sexual misconduct, he has been accused seven times of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with girls and one of those incidents resulted in him being charged at age 12 with grabbing the genitals of another student.
Following the incident, Logan Osborn will be required to register as a sex offender, he played football and wrestled at Cosby and earned a 3.47 GPA. With his conviction, Osborn lost an academic scholarship to study chemistry at the University of Mary Washington.
Former Cosby High student will serve no active jail time in sexual assault of 14-year-old girl. https://t.co/D2mHxAywLy— Times-Dispatch (@RTDNEWS) August 9, 2018
Judge Hauler has a history of controversial rulings, according to Heavy.com, in 2015 Hauler allowed the release of Dana William, who served less than 2 years in prison for raping his ex-girlfriend. He was considered a danger to society but Hauler disagreed and let him walk free.
After some time Dana William strangled his ex-wife’s father to death and kidnapped his mother. Let’s hope the decision of Logan Osborn does not face similar deadly consequences.
These cases are quite common now, look at the case of Albert Wilson who was sentenced to 12 years but there wasn’t enough evidence against him.