A York City man must spend at least four years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and pimping her out to other men.
Robin I. Redman Jr., 32, of 631 W. Philadelphia St., pleaded guilty in March to statutory sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child.
On Tuesday, Common Pleas Judge Richard K. Renn sentenced Redman to four to eight years in prison, pursuant to a plea agreement, according to court records.
Redman met the girl when she was a runaway, then pimped her out for money.
Court documents state he used a permanent marker to write "Red's money" on the girl's lower back.
Violent predator: Also on Tuesday, Renn determined Redman to be a sexually violent predator, according to deputy prosecutor Stephen McDonald. In Pennsylvania, sexually violent predator status comes with rules and restrictions that include lifetime registration with state police.
McDonald said the victim approved of Redman's plea agreement.
"It was clearly easier on her if she didn't have to testify," he said.
Public defender Mike Rutt said Redman is remorseful.
"He was in a bad situation," Rutt said. "There were some allegations that everyone was using drugs at the time, which I think clouds everyone's judgment."
Also charged in the case is Kayla D. Whiteleather, 25, formerly of York and now of Leesburg, Va., who was Redman's girlfriend at the time.
She is accused of teaching the 14-year-old girl how to work the streets, and remains charged with sexual exploitation of a child, conspiracy to commit that offense and corruption of a minor, according to documents.
Second victim? Korey Leslie, Whiteleather's defense attorney, has said his client didn't know the full extent of Redman's crimes against the teen.
"Kayla is also a victim of Robin Redman," he said. "I believe that will all come to light by the time her case is resolved."
McDonald confirmed plea negotiations with Whiteleather are ongoing and a resolution was expected.
He also said his office was waiting for Redman's case to end before resolving Whiteleather's case, to ensure she would testify against him if needed.
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