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After stealing a school bus in Emery County last year and using it to try to pick up children, Patrick James Fredericksen, aged 31, is riding a bus back to prison.
He entered a no contest plea on Wednesday to attempted child kidnapping, reduced to a second-degree felony, as well as three counts of theft, including two second-degree felonies and one third degree felony. A misdemeanor charge of driving with a measurable controlled substance was dismissed from his charges.
In exchange for Fredericksen’s plea, prosecutors recommended concurrent prison sentences. He was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison, with two identical terms and at erm of zero to five years to be served at the same time. Not a bad deal for a guy who diddles children.
Hopefully prisoners will sort things out and make sure this guy doesn’t have any sexual thoughts ever again.
Fredericksen was apprehended by police on April of 2015 after reports came in of a slow-moving suspicious school bus driving through Emery County. It was soon matched that Fredericksen was driving the bus after two suspicious persons calls were made with descriptions matching the sex offender.
Fredericksen was paroled from the Utah State Prison in August of 2013, and was previously convicted of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, impersonating a police officer, forgery, theft, possession of an altered prescription, and criminal mischief according to court records. In 2005 he also was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and dealing in material harmful to a minor, but that case was dismissed as part of an apparent plea bargain that resolved another case against him, court records indicate.
I say this man has absolutely no self control and is a threat to society. Why did we let him out in the first place?