Ross Andreson/Elko Daily Free Press
The 40-year-old former Elko police captain matter-of-factly admitted in court to having sex with a female relative.What a farce.
“I entered into an act of fornication with a relative,” Hughes told District Judge Nancy Porter.
The judge will have few options when sentencing Hughes on March 25. By statute, defendants guilty of incest are to be sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after two years. However, Hughes will under go a pycho-sexual evaluation and if he’s deemed to be low risk for repeating the offense, he could be given probation instead of prison time.Life sentences are appropriate for rape or child molestation, not for consensual sex or even statutory rape. Nevada law needs to be changed.
He will also be required to have lifetime supervision and register as a sex offender.