Woman sentenced for oral sodomy

The 24-year-old who prosecutors said wrote letters to the boy she orally sodomized received on Tuesday the three years in prison she expected.

Ashley Stokes sat with several other prisoners in front of a jury box in the Russell County Courthouse. It was the same courtroom where she pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy before Circuit Court Judge George Greene on Nov. 29.

Greene followed a plea agreement, sentencing Stokes to three years in prison for performing the sex act on the boy in her father's Phenix City home on June 23.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Buster Landreau called the sentence fair.

Assistant District Attorney Max Smith has said Stokes wrote the boy letters and had his younger brother deliver them. Landreau said the letters discussed her feelings for the victim, the sex act she performed and her desire to repeat the act. The boy's mother intercepted the letters, leading to charges against Stokes.

Stokes initially faced charges of sexual misconduct and enticing a child into a house for immoral purposes. Landreau said the grand jury decided a more appropriate charge would be second-degree sodomy after it considered the evidence.