• News Ticker alerts

Christopher Bradley Nutt, 24, admitted sexual intercourse and taking photographs of a 12-year-old girl in a plea deal he signed this past week.

Nutt has been in a San Diego County jail since he was arrested last May and charged with six lewd acts with a child and using a child to create pornography and possession of child porn, ten felonies in all.

It created an uproar in San Diego County when Escondido Police revealed they had arrested a man who was caught in his own apartment, in his bedroom, with a 12-year-old girl. The two reportedly met through an Internet dating service. Local police tracked down the young girl’s whereabouts the early morning hours of May 27, 2012, by investigating the girl’s cell phone usage. Her parents had reported her missing.

Christopher Nutt’s privately retained defense attorney, Dan Greene, said the young girl had misrepresented her age in an online social network, and that activity between the child and his client was not “forceful” and “the acts were all voluntary.” The defense attorney said the offense is what used to be called “statutory rape.”

In the felony plea deal, Christopher Nutt expects to get 270 days jail time, and he will have to register as a sex offender. Nutt could have gotten as many as 4 years in State prison plus one year in County prison, according to paperwork in his court file.

Attorneys said it will be probation officers who decide if Nutt will be required to wear a monitor. Nutt’s attorney has asked for a change of jurisdiction to Los Angeles County so the offender can “reside with his father.” Christopher Nutt is formerly from San Dimas, in Los Angeles County, and had only recently moved to Escondido at the time of the incident, according to his attorney.

The same judge who took the plea deal, Honorable Kimberlee Lagotta, will sentence Christopher Nutt on October 4, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.

  • News Ticker alerts

Comments

sykiki4 Aug. 31, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m.

This is just sad and disgusting. That poor girl, willing as she may have thought she was, is just a child and he is a predator and deserves to be behind bars. That girl will forever be changed because of this which is unfortunate. Even with counseling, which I hope she receives, she will never be the same again and if this guy is left to roam in the public he will most surely do this again. Terrible tradegy and my prayers to the girl and her family.

0

SurfPuppy619 Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m.

The sentence was too light, 270 days?? If that includes any PC 4019 custoudy credits ( I think sex offenders get 15% credit) the real time is even less than 270, only 229 days, or 7.5 months, which means he will be out December 1, just 3 more months, too short for 10 felonies. Sorry. Fail DA.

1

Zero Mistro Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:22 p.m.

This is not sad or disgusting. She is not a poor girl. And he is not a predator. She is fine and will always be fine. Your Government has all you Americans brainwashed. Into thinking that this is bad. She will not be changed. And does not need counseling. This is not a terrible tragedy. And he may or may not do it again.

1

SurfPuppy619 Aug. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m.

Christopher Nutt

OK this is a very serious crime and despicable act, but the name is just too much.

0

Walter Mencken Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m.

Nutt Busted for Busting...oh, Lord, I just can't do it.

0

Visduh Sept. 4, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m.

Really! I thought that nothing was sacred to you. Come on, you can do it.

0

Eva Knott Sept. 1, 2012 @ 8:17 a.m.

Late Friday afternoon, yesterday, Judge Kimberlee Lagotta lifted the "tilize" order which had been placed by another judge. It happens that news outlets are sometimes ordered not to show the face of a defendant until after future hearings, because witnesses will be challenged to identify a culprit. Anyway, here is 24-year-old Christopher Nutt in a photo taken when he was brought into San Diego's North County Courthouse last May, and informed of the charges against him.

0

pestsiouxicide Sept. 8, 2012 @ 8:51 a.m.

regardless of age if it was voluntary then its obvious shes done it before and probably will do it again because there are no consequences for her. she posed as an adult and yet you are disgusted by his actions and not by her. if he raped her I guarantee he would be put away for a much longer time than 270 days.

0

Sign in to comment

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close