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Former IB Softball Coach Handed 5-Year Sentence for Sex with Minor

Jeffrey Apple, who pleaded guilty to sex with a person under 16, must register as a sex offender.

Jeffrey Apple, 47, of Imperial Beach was sentenced to five years and four months in prison Thursday afternoon at the South County Courthouse in Chula Vista.

"The defendant is ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life,” said Judge Kathleen Lewis.

Apple also was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution, given credit for 158 days served and ordered not to contact the victim, who remains anonymous.

On July 5, Apple pleaded guilty to three charges related to sex with a person under 16 years of age.

One charge was related to having a minor pose for lewd pictures or videos.

According to sources in the Sweetwater Union High School District, Apple when he was arrested in April. He was also a coach for years with Imperial Beach Girls Softball and grew up in IB.

Apple's family was present at the sentencing.

“He is my son. I can’t turn my back on him,” Apple’s father said.

Deputy District Attorney Karra Reedy, who prosecuted the case, wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Melissa Jacobson August 03, 2012 at 03:38 AM
wow they give him 5 years 4 months and you only do half the time so that means 2years 6 months is what he will do oh wait they said he has been there 158 days so that is credit for 316 days so in 590 days he gets out??? Please tell me I'm wrong!!
L.A. CORDERO August 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Yes, Melissa, you are wrong. He will never be free. He has a lifetime registration requirement, residence, school and employment restrictions, GPS monitoring, neighborhood notification, victim restitution fees, court fees and fines, and a list of parole/probation "guidelines"' longer than my leg... and I'm 5'10. In addition, since his personal and crime info is on the internet, and CA has a lifetime registry, he and is family are forever the targets of any vigilante who can read English. As far as the prison time, sex offenders do not get good time credits, so he will serve every day of his sentence. Then the lifetime sentence for him and his family begins. Satisfied??
vahall August 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
You are wrong. First of all, sex offenders do not get good time credits. He will not serve half the time; he will serve every day of his sentence. Second, once he is released, his photo and personal information and crime info will be on the internet, forever, so he and his family can be the target of any vigilante with an internet connection. Further, he will have to register annually at the police station as well a as any school he might attend, have lifetime employment obstacles, be extremely limited in where he can legally live, and navigate each day with a set of rules longer than my leg. Of course, there will also be more restrictions, as the laws set up to protect us keep multiplying. Satisfeid?
Valerie Parkhurst August 26, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Good Linda ,now you and this offender can become best friends and both of you can whine and moan how "unfair" the registry is together. You are as worthless as he Jeffrey Apple is..
Valerie Parkhurst August 26, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Look at the bright side vahall you can look forward to this freak enhancing your "woe is me, I am a sex offender" groups membership. Then you can back him him up when he "swears he only urinated on a bush".. you and Linda arent exactly "mother of the year" material..
vahall August 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Clean up your act, Ms. Parkhurst. Flinging dirt at me, even your own particular brand of it, does not change the fact that Ms Jacobson answered a question, and I answered it. I notice your answer does not respond to her question. As for being "mother of the year' material, at least my face is not all over the internet drunk and falling out of my clothes. Methinks you do protest too much about sex offenders. Take your nasty venom elsewhere; your post is inappropriate, ignorant and off topic.
Valerie Parkhurst August 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM
and methinks yours and Corderos pathetic daily attempts to make sex with kids acceptable trumps my fundraiser with the Mayor any day of the week.. if thats all ya got? You have a tough road ahead of you..
Stephanie Booth March 02, 2014 at 09:40 AM
It's too bad you did not die in a motorcycle accident at 3 to save all those people the misery you have caused. As a taxpayer I resent having to support you and I knew way back in 1995 what a real asshole you are. You sick child molester! May all the men tag team you right in your ass where it counts, but then again you might enjoy that! Remember treating me like shit Fucker- Your Karma is a Bitch and forever the name MOLESTER will haunt you. It's what you deserve! AMEN!

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