Albion woman sentenced to prison for sex with teen

By Steve Garbacz

sgarbacz@kpcmedia.com

ALBION — An Albion woman who requested to spend Mother’s Day with her small children before heading off to prison didn’t get a break from the judge when she was sentenced Thursday for sexual misconduct with a minor.

Ashley Korn, 22, was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to the Level 5 felony count.

She was given 136 days’ credit for time she already served. She’ll spend two years on probation after her executed time, has to register as a sex offender for 10 years and cannot have any contact with the victim in the case.

The sentencing range for a Level 5 felony is one to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction.

In October, officers from the Ligonier Police Department interviewed a teen who said he and Korn had sex in October 2015 at a residence in the city when he was 15 years old. He told detectives Korn knew his age because she “point blank asked him,” and he told her, according to court documents.

Korn was 20 years old at the time, according to the police report.

In Noble Circuit Court Thursday, Noble County Public Defender Jim Abbs asked Judge Michael Kramer to consider allowing Korn to begin serving her sentence Monday at 8 a.m. so she could spend Mother’s Day with her two young daughters.

Both girls were in the courtroom with Korn’s other family members.

Noble County Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Nimmo didn’t object to the delayed reporting date. Korn has no other criminal history and appeared regularly for court hearings, and the victim, his family and the investigating police officer had no objections to the plea agreement that was given, Nimmo said.

Kramer delivered the terms of the sentence, then told law enforcement officers to take Korn into custody, effectively rejecting her request.

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