Eva Knott 7:03 p.m., May 17
An Escondido man who admitted sex with a 12-year-old-girl has been released from custody in San Diego County, and has requested transfer to Los Angeles County.
Christopher Bradley Nutt, 24, admitted sexual intercourse and possessing photographs of the 12-year-old girl in a plea deal. He was sentenced to 270 days in local jail.
The plea deal was signed in August, he was sentenced October 4, and with credit for time served he was released from custody by October 9.
Christopher Bradley Nutt was taken into custody May 27, 2012, when he was found with the child in his bedroom. Nutt had rented a room in a home in Escondido. The child’s parents reported their daughter missing and Escondido police were able to find the child through her cell phone use.
Christopher Nutt’s privately retained defense attorney, Dan Greene, stated: “There was no seducing. From the text messages it was clear that it was a mutual, consensual encounter. The victim registered on the ‘dating’ site as an adult.”
Christopher Nutt is required to register as a sex offender, and it will be “up to the probation department” to decide if he must wear a GPS monitor, according to attorneys.
Most recently Nutt was in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse asking for a jurisdictional transfer. He has been granted 5 years formal probation, which is expected to include transfer to L. A. County because he “will reside with his father,” according to court documents. Nutt listed his home address on East Bonita Street in San Dimas, in probation paperwork.
Nutt was also ordered to pay $540 restitution to his victim, to be paid in $50 per month installments. He is next due in court January 4, 2013, for a hearing on his jurisdictional transfer.