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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 19, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Guy T. Wilkinson, District Public Defender; and David H. Crichton, Assistant District Public Defender, Elizabethton, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Leslie Dean Ritchie, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Ahmed A. Safeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; Anthony W. Clark, District Attorney General; and Dennis D. Brooks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

A Carter County Criminal Court jury convicted the Defendant-Appellant, Leslie Dean Ritchie, Jr., of two counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class B felony. See T.C.A. § 39-13-529(a) (Supp. 2009). The trial court sentenced Ritchie as a Range I, standard offender to concurrent sentences of ten years in confinement. Ritchie’s sole issue on appeal is that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his two convictions. Upon review, we remand the case for entry of a corrected judgment in count two to reflect that the jury convicted Ritchie of the offense of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor rather than that Ritchie entered a guilty plea to this offense and to reflect that the sentence in count two is concurrent with the sentence in count one. In all other respects, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.