A Topeka man will serve two years on probation after he was convicted last month of attempted aggravated sexual battery.
District Judge Michael Malone handed down the sentence to Randy Selsor Thursday after Selsor entered a no-contest plea on June 5 for his role in an incident with a Lawrence woman in January.
Prosecutors originally accused Selsor of raping a 22-year-old woman before he pleaded to the lesser charge on the eve of the trial. Police have said Selsor and the victim were acquaintances.
Selsor’s attorney, Jason Billam, said the two sides reached the plea agreement because they realized that cell phone records would be unavailable for the trial. The records were significant because they would have helped map out a timeline of the events in the case, he said.
Because of Selsor’s criminal history, the most severe sentence he could receive under state guidelines was probation. Malone said if he violated his probation terms, Selsor would have to serve 18 months in prison after he has already served five months in jail.
Amy McGowan, a chief assistant Douglas County district attorney, told Malone that the victim in the case maintains that she was raped and disagrees with the plea agreement.
Selsor must register as a sex offender and seek treatment.