Victoria man sentenced to 10 years probation for sending nude photo to teen
April 2, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Updated April 1, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.
A Victoria man will spend 10 days behind bars beginning June 7 after pleading guilty Tuesday to online solicitation of a minor.
Randy Rene Liserio, 37, was also sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender, First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Eli Garza said.
Liserio was charged with sending a nude photo of himself via Facebook to a 15-year-old April 29. He was a family friend of the victim, and the victim's mother reported it to Victoria police. He was arrested in December, Garza said.
"There was really no issue as to whether he was guilty or not. The only question was what was an appropriate punishment. ... We always try to consider the victim's feelings about the offense," Garza said.
He said the victim's mother did not want to put her child on the stand to testify because it would be traumatic.
Defense Attorney Brent Dornburg said Liserio had no recollection of the alleged offense because he was under the influence of Ambien, a sleep aid for which he had a prescription.
Dornburg said that's happened to several of his clients before.
"Unfortunately, in the Code of Criminal Procedure, intoxication cannot be used as a legal defense," Dornburg said. "I think it was a fair outcome, given the circumstances."
Garza said Liserio will not be eligible for early termination of his probation.
Dornburg also said Liserio will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years after he completes his probation.