Man sentenced over sex with teen


An Augusta man who had a sexual relationship with an underage teen was sentenced to five years in prison Monday.

“If you’re going to know someone well enough to be intimate, you should know him well enough to look at his driver’s license,” Judge Sheryl B. Jolly said before sentencing Eric M. Washington, 24.

Washington pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to child molestation. He will have an additional 10-year probation sentence.

Washington admitted in June 2011 to having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old whom he mistakenly thought was older.



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