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A Bryan County woman has been sent to prison for trying to persuade a minor who was a victim of sexual abuse to recant accusations against her husband and withheld information from investigators.
Lori Wilson, 35, of Richmond Hill, previously pled guilty to tampering with a victim.
She was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in prison — nearly 6 years — followed by 3 years supervised release.
She could have faced a maximum sentence of 20 years.
Her husband, Michael Wilson, 37, pled guilty to Attempted Coercion of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity. The charge carries a possible sentence of up to life in prison, along with substantial financial penalties and a minimum of five years of supervised release after completion of the prison sentence.
There is no parole in the federal system.
“The Wilsons represent a vile tag-team of abhorrent behavior that has no place in civilized society,” said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
According to court documents and testimony, Michael Wilson admitted attempting to coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity from 2017 through early 2019. Wilson, an active duty member of the military, is also charged with seven violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 120(b), Rape and Sexual Assault of a Child. These charges are pending and relate to multiple minor victims.
Published at Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:51:00 +0000