Vinca Sentenced in Child Sex Crime

July 26, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
James Vinca

A 42 year old Smithville man received a five year sentence in DeKalb County Criminal Court Friday after pleading guilty to a charge of attempted aggravated sexual battery.

James Aaron Vinca was originally charged on August 18th, 2009 with having sexual contact with a four year old child.

The case went before the DeKalb County Grand Jury in April.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said at the time of Vinca's arrest that on July 17th, 2009 Vinca was accused of having unlawful sexual contact with the child at his residence. The child is a member of his family.

Criminal Court Judge David Patterson sentenced Vinca under a negotiated settlement to five years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections to be served at 30%. He must also comply with all requirements of the sex offender registry.

Vinca was given jail credit for 269 days served.

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