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Student accused in February of luring younger student from a Pinellas school, attempting sexual attack sentenced to 15 years in prison

Zachary Wynn-Marksberry was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Zachary Wynn-Marksberry was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Zachary Connor Wynn-Marksberry, a Pinellas secondary school student arrested in February and accused of luring a younger student into the woods and assaulting him -- an attempt to rape his third victim -- has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

According to 6th Judicial Circuit spokesman Stephen Thompson, Wynn-Marksberry pleaded guilty on Friday to attempted sexual battery and kidnapping.

Wynn-Marksberry, who turned 18 in August, was designated a sexual predator.

In 2013, after a teacher found Wynn-Marksberry in a bathroom with an 8-year-old child at Calvin A. Hunsinger School, the then-14-year-old was placed in a pretrial diversion program at a group home in Hills­borough. Adjudication was withheld, meaning he was not formally convicted. At the group home, he molested another child in the bathroom, according to prosecutors, and was again placed in a pretrial diversion program.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:57pm]

    

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