By: Lydia Crawley
The Parsons Advocate
Doily Johnson appeared before 21st Circuit Court of West Virginia Judge Courrier to be sentenced following a plea deal. A previous plea deal had fallen through in August in the case. Johnson was represented by Attorney Gentilozzi in the case. Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney Savannah Hull Wilkins represented the State in the matter.
Wilkins requested that Johnson receive 1-5 years in each count with the sentences to run concurrently and consecutive to the charges in Randolph County. “I ask the court to abide by the terms of the plea agreement,” Wilkins said. Wilkins also said she had supplied an impact statement.
Wilkins said Johnson had received 20 years supervision in Randolph County and she asked for the max on supervision from the court in the case. “He talks about how many times he had sex with the victim,” Wilkins said. “And describes in extensive detail how many times.”
Wilkins said Johnson was in possession of child pornography at the time of his arrest as he had pictures on his computer of another underage girlfriend. According to Wilkins, Johnson had admitted to a six-month relationship with the girl in which she was only 18 for three weeks during the relationship. “Mr. Johnson preys extensively on children,” Wilkins said.
Attorney Gentilozzi said that he had not received evidence of child pornography. “No evidence given to us. It should not even be weighed,” Gentilozzi said. Gentilozzi further stated that the charges in Tucker County were pending when his client entered a plea deal in Randolph County. “The Tucker County charges had not been adjudicated at the time,” Gentilozzi said.
Gentilozzi also asked the court to abide by the plea agreement terms. “We ask the court to give what the plea agreement outlines,” Gentilozzi said.
Judge Courrier ruled that Johnson serve 1-5 consecutive to one another on the charges and the sentences were to run consecutive to the Randolph County case. Johnson was further ordered by Judge Courrier to pay the costs of therapy and counseling of the victim as well as to not have contact with the victim “ongoing in any fashion whatsoever.”
Judge Courrier said he took the victim’s age in to account as well as the age of the defendant. “He was in a position of trust. He was dating the victim’s mother,” Judge Courrier said. “That factors in to me as well as that he was taking advantage of someone in his care.”
While he had the ability to give 50 years extended supervision in the case, according to Judge Courrier, he sentenced Johnson to 30 years of supervision to be concurrent with Randolph County.
Judge Courrier also informed Johnson of his appeal rights in the case. “You have 30 days to appeal,” Judge Courrier said. “It is limited due to the plea agreement, but there are some things that can be appealed.” Judge Courrier also said Johnson had 120 days from the day of sentencing to file a motion to modify his sentence.
Upon release, Judge Courrier ordered that Johnson register with the State Police and if he gets or gets rid of any car, cell phone, etc he must notify the State Police as well as report once a year on his birth month.