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Clemency Board Considers Pardon for Sex Offender

June 11th, 2009 by flanews

A registered sex offender is asking the state clemency board for a pardon.

The board met today to review the cases of 80 former felons. The board restored the civil rights of several felons. Virgil McCranie was charged with a sex crime for sleeping with his 14 year old girlfriend when he was 19. The two later married but the conviction still remains. McCranie begged the board for a pardon.

I just want a chance to be a regular person again. I mean, Im not a monster. Im just a regular person. I made a mistake when I was younger. Me and my wife were a few years age difference. I was modeling and my dad and her dad grew up together and he asked if I could get her into the modeling and we just built a relationship from there and 10 years later we are still married with four children and Im still paying, said McCranie.

The board is taking the case under advisement and could make a decision on McCranies case at the next clemency board meeting.

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