Judge vacates own sentence of DHS worker in sexual abuse case

A former DHS employee who originally was sentenced to two years in prison for the sexual abuse of a teen in foster care received a deferred sentence instead after a Tulsa County district judge vacated his own sentence, saying he had changed his mind.
BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER, Tulsa World Modified: June 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm •  Published: June 13, 2013
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A former DHS employee who originally was sentenced to two years in prison for the sexual abuse of a teen in foster care received a deferred sentence instead after a Tulsa County district judge vacated his own sentence, saying he had changed his mind. 

District Judge James Caputo originally sentenced Ronald Jay Green II to two years in prison and eight years' probation in the case involving a 15-year-old girl who was in Department of Human Services custody. Caputo threw out the sentence earlier this month and gave Green a 10-year deferred term, records show. 

Caputo said communications from lawmakers supporting Green had no impact on his decision.

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