Man to serve time in prison if plea agreement accepted

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HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis man facing a Level 4 felony sexual misconduct with a minor charge has decided to admit his guilt as part of a plea agreement that will not be finalized until an official sentencing hearing in July.

Larry Vincent Todd, 32, 5000 block of Dustin Drive, has signed paperwork indicating he will admit his guilt, but to a lesser Level 5 felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor. The plea agreement, which still must be accepted by Judge Scott Sirk in Hancock County Circuit on July 14, calls for a six-year total sentence.

Two years of the six are suggested to be served at the Indiana Department of Corrections with four years of the term to be suspended. The four years suspended, if agreed upon by the court, would be served with two years through the Hancock County Community Corrections and two years served on sex-offender-specific probation through the Hancock County Probation Department.

The advisory sentence for Level 5 felonies is three years served in prison, and the court could change the terms of the suggested agreement if Sirk determines more time incarcerated is needed following the filing of a pre-sentence investigation report. The agreement was signed by Todd, his lawyer and officials from the Hancock County Prosecutor’s office last week.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Todd was accused of touching a juvenile inappropriately in March of 2020 during a birthday party sleepover. According to the affidavit, the incident happened in a home on North Noble Street, where a 13-year-old girl said a man there had molested her.

The girl, who was spending the night after attending a friend’s birthday party, told detectives from the Greenfield Police Department that she and Todd were alone in an entertainment room listening to music while others in the home had gone to bed. She told detectives she was sitting in a chair when Todd approached her and touched her inappropriately despite her pleas for him to stop.

Todd only stopped touching the girl when another juvenile came into the room, the affidavit said. When she woke up the next morning, the victim called her boyfriend and told him what had happened. She also told her friend, who told the owner of the home what had happened.

Todd is currently listed as an inmate in the Hancock County Jail. He was taken into custody last week after the plea agreement was first presented to the court during a change of plea hearing. A jury trial slated for the end of May has been cancelled.

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