We are learning that John Lunsford, the former small school field goal kicker from Liberty University entered a plea agreement for 2nd degree lewd and lascivious behavior involving his two children both younger than five years old.
Lunsford was an All-American kicker at Liberty and would end up getting a shot with the San Francisco 49ers. He would also play with the Seattle Seahawks a d Tampa Bay Buccaneers before his career came to an end.
According to a court document, Lunsford signed a plea agreement on April 22nd, 2021 and will be placed on 10 years of Sex-Offender Probation.
Lunsford was arrested on charges of sexual assault and lewd and lascivious behavior involving two children 5 and younger between January 2017 and July 20, 2019.
This was Lunsford’s own kids, and according to court documents the kids did not feel safe with their own father. The sexual activity was discovered by the mother of the children after one of them described seeing Lunsford naked. She also described other sexual acts.
She also said Lunsford would take photos of her and her sister’s genitals with his cell phone.
According to News-Press in Fort Myers, Investigators collected sheets, a playpen, clothing and other items from Lunsford’s home. During an interview with investigators in July, Lunsford denied the sexual contact and also declined to take a polygraph test, court documents said.
For Lunsford to plea guilty is pretty wild. He was a very amazing athlete in college and even earned a right to play in the NFL. He will now register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, but will avoid jail time, according to court documents.
According to the law, Lunsford faced 15 years in prison for the charge. If the offender is 18 years of age or older and they commit a lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age it is considered a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. He could have easily been charged with the first degree felony, but the courts worked in his favor.
We just please ask that you keep the kids in your prayers.
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