My case was identical other than the mom wanting the judge to sentence me to life even though the girl had been found and admitted to lying and doesn’t help that I wasn’t white with supportive parents.
I just turned 19 she said she was 18 but turned out to be 14. Lawyer didn’t even try to get me HYTA status even though I qualified. He was besties with the judge and the prosecutor. Probably didn’t like that I tried to fire him twice because he wasn’t doing his job.
My only saving evidence I had to have my friend print off for me and bring to the judge since my lawyer refused to.
Said I couldn’t go to trial because the jury would be the all white baptist community and for sure I would end up in prison for at least 45 years.
This was my first crime ever. Lawyer told me to take a plea and the registry wouldn’t effect anything. I believed him.