FBI Analyst Sentenced

A former FBI analyst has been
sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with a young girl
in Spotsylvania County.

44 year old Anthony John Lesko entered an Alford plea
yesterday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to nine counts of
felony indecent liberties upon a child. An Alford plea means Lesko
doesn't admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a
conviction.

Under a plea agreement, he was sentenced to seven years in
prison with another 15 years suspended. He also was ordered to pay
ten-thousand dollars in restitution to cover the cost of the girl's
mental-health counseling.

Authorities say Lesko engaged in a sex act with her nine times,
beginning when she was nine years old.

Lesko's attorney says he worked as an intelligence analyst at
the F-B-I for 17 years before moving to Jacksonville, Florida.

According to the plea, Lesko said he was a victim in the case.
He said the girl initiated the contact.

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