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Men guilty in sex case
Three Spotsylvania men who were involved in a group molestation of two teenage girls last year were convicted of charges Friday.
Justin Michael Terry, 20, Adam Scott Terry, 43, and Cesar Lopez–Canales, 24, all entered pleas in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.
Justin Terry pleaded guilty to two counts of carnal knowledge and two counts of conspiracy to produce child pornography; his father, Adam Terry, was convicted of crimes against nature and two counts of conspiracy; and Lopez–Canales pleaded to conspiracy and two counts of carnal knowledge.
They will be sentenced in April or May.
A fourth suspect, 33-year-old Kevin Golightly, has a three-day jury trial scheduled to start March 4. He is charged with 42 offenses, including rape, sodomy and producing child pornography.
According to the evidence, a Spotsylvania deputy went to a county home June 26 and spoke to a 15-year-old girl.
The girl reported that she and a 14-year-old friend were raped five days earlier at the Terry residence on Hamway Drive in Spotsylvania’s Millgarden subdivision.
Court records state that the two girls were together that day when Justin Terry picked them up and took them out for ice cream.
They then went to Terry’s home, where the other three men soon joined them.
The girl said the men got them drunk before having sexual relations with them.
The plea agreements describe in detail a variety of sex acts involving the men and the girls. The girls remembered one of the men photographing the activity, and police later recovered images from Golightly’s phone.
Detective Pattye Harper headed the investigation and, according to court records, both Terrys denied any sexual contact with the girls.
Lopez–Canales, however, admitted to Harper that he bought alcohol that night and had consensual sex with both girls while the other men “cheered them on.”
The older girl told police that Justin Terry apologized to her the next day and said he never meant for the previous night’s activities to happen.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404