Northwood man pleads guilty to assault charge involving underage girl
Eddy James Folland, 48, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault as part of a negotiated disposition with county prosecutors.
He was sentenced to the two- to- four year prison term at the conclusion of the hearing. Folland admitted as part of his plea that he caused “serious bodily injury” and “lasting psychological harm” to the girl on March 19, 2010.
He had been accused of engaging in sexual acts with the girl between March 2012 and March 2012, according to court records.
Folland has already spent roughly 317 days behind bars awaiting trial. That time will count toward his state prison sentence.
Prior to the plea deal, public defenders were seeking records from Facebook to aid in Folland’s defense. A judge approved a request to obtain records from the social networking giant, but lawyers for Facebook reviewed the order and refused to turn them over the materials.