A Pineville resident and former state Department of Corrections officer pleaded to a lesser sex crime charge Tuesday morning and avoided a trial.
Aaron J. Jewell, a former Probation and Parole employee, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Pleading to the misdemeanor means Jewell is not required to register as a sex offender.
Judge Patricia Koch sentenced Jewell, 36, to six months in jail, then the judge suspended the sentence. He was placed on six months unsupervised probation, and ordered to stay away from bars, alcohol and illegal drugs. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney W.T. Armitage. Jewell's attorney was Tiffany Sanders.