Brady pleads guilty, sentenced to 4-5 years for indecent liberties

Published 10:59 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GREEN CREEK – A Green Creek man was sentenced to 4-5 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Dan Lee Brady, of Will Green Road, Green Creek, who was 69 when he was arrested in August 2016, pleaded guilty during Polk County Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 13.

Dan Lee Brady

Brady was originally charged in 2016 with several child sex crimes, including six counts of first-degree sex offense with a child under the age of 13, one count of statutory rape and two counts of statutory sexual offense with a child. There was more than one victim in this case.

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Brady was originally given a $1 million bond, which was later reduced to $200,000.

Brady was sentenced by Judge James T. Davis following the plea deal to 16-20 months each for the first three counts of indecent liberties with a child (4-5 years in prison) and 16-20 months each for the next two counts, which was suspended for him to serve three years of supervised probation following his release from prison, according to court records.

Indecent liberty convictions fall under the sex offender registry requirement so once released, Brady will be on the sex offender registry in North Carolina. Brady was also ordered to have no contact with the victims.

Capt. B.J. Bayne with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said this is not the punishment she wanted to see for Brady’s crimes, but sometimes the system has to take into consideration where the victims are in the healing process and do what is best for them.

“Sometimes just knowing the person admits they are guilty and some punishment is enough to help the victims start healing,” Bayne said. “The courage these young victims had to be able to come forward is rare and even though it’s not the punishment I wanted, their healing means more to me than anything.”

Bayne also said she’s happy Polk County has a district attorney’s office willing to work with detectives and families in these types of cases to do what is best for the victims.