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