Madison Circuit Judge William Jennings sentenced a Berea man Thursday to one year in prison for molesting a 15-year-old female international student.
Paul Stone, 54, had entered a guilty plea April 4, the day before he was scheduled to go on trial.
Stone was indicted Feb. 9 on charges of third-degree sodomy, attempted third-degree rape and third-degree sexual abuse. … Stone must serve at least 20 percent of his sentence before he can be eligible for parole. He also must complete a sex offender treatment course, which takes about a year….
The victim, an exchange student from Taiwan, was attending a Berea high school. Stone and his wife were the student’s host parents.
…. Investigators believe Stone used the student’s lack of knowledge of American culture to take advantage of her, …
The student related the incident to the exchange program’s coordinator, who then contacted Berea police….