KJCT8.com - November 8, 2011
DENVER, CO -- A judge says that an ex-Denver sheriff's deputy's former job played no role in her sentencing him to probation for a sex offense. The Denver Post reports that Denver District Court Judge Anne Mansfield sentenced 36-year-old Brennon Lonergan Monday to 10 years of sex offender probation. Lonergan pleaded guilty in August to attempted sex assault on a child involving a teenage relative. Lonergan's public defender Julie Stancil argued that Lonergan would be killed in prison and explained the offense as prescription drug abuse that exacerbated a mental condition. Lonergan apologized in court. Longergan is also serving probation for a case out of Jefferson County after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and menacing. Felony stalking charges were dropped.