CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- (WGN) -- A Colorado man will serve five years probation for molesting his younger sister and her childhood friend over a number of years.
Christopher Hudson, 30, would have faced up to life in prison had he been convicted as an adult for the counts of child sex assault. But because an adult court judge ruled most of Hudson's crimes took place before he turned 18, Hudson's criminal case was transferred to juvenile court where Arapahoe County Juvenile Judge Natalie Chase found herself constrained at sentencing.
Ultimately, Judge Chase ruled Hudson will have to spend his first three years of probation in Community Corrections, meaning he can work by day but will have to spend his nights in custody. He will also have to register as a sex offender and receive intensive sex offender treatment therapy.
"It's very frustrating in that there's no real remorse in what he did and I think that poses more of a greater threat to the community and to the public," Nikki Hudson, who is now 24, said.