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Ruther Glen man to serve 10 years for molesting teen

BY PORTSIA SMITH

A Ruther Glen man who  molested a teenage girl repeatedly over a six-month  period pleaded guilty to 92  felony charges today.

Robert John Sayers, 36,  was convicted in Caroline  County Circuit Court of two  counts of rape, 10 counts of  forcible sodomy, 10 counts  of object sexual penetration,  33 counts of aggravated sexual battery and 37 counts of  indecent liberties by a custodian.

As part of a plea agreement, Sayers was sentenced  to two life terms in prison,  with all but 10 years suspended.

The sexual contact started  in January 2009, when the  girl was 15, and ended in July  2009 after the girl threatened to tell her mother if it didn’t stop. She eventually  told her mother in December,  and Sayers was arrested  the same month after he  admitted to the molestation  in a recorded phone call he  had with the girl.

In a Dec. 17 recorded  interview with a Caroline  detective, Sayers said he gave  the girl vodka and juice the first time he molested her.

After it started, he said he  had a difficult time stopping.  The victim reported that he  would molest her while she  was sleeping at least once a  week.

“She never asked for this  to happen,” he told police  during the interview. “As  much as I haven’t wanted to  think about it, I’ve thought  about it pretty much every day. I don’t know why I felt  that way. I still don’t under stand what it is or was.”

Commonwealth Attorney  Tony Spencer said the 10  year active sentence is significantly less than the low  end of the guidelines, but it  prevented the victim from  having to testify in court.

“The amount of time that  he got is what she wanted, so  we honored her wishes in  agreeing to this,” Spencer  said yesterday after court.  “She doesn’t ever want to see  him again and she really  didn’t want to testify.”

As part of the plea agreement, Sayers is prohibited  from having any contact with  the victim, or her family.

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