MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) -- Bradley Nash will not serve prison time.
The 26-year-old received a sentence of 60-months probation. The judge did not follow standard guidelines which called for 24-30 months in prison. The judge cited exceptional factors that influenced her decision. Nash pleaded guilty in federal court to child pornography charges this past May.
Nash volunteered at Discovery Middle School with the band program. Authorities say he had inappropriate relations with a 16 year old girl. That is based on evidence investigators say was found in his home.
Nash apologized to the 16-year-old victim, her family, and his own family in court Thursday. He can have no contact with anyone 16 years or younger for the first two years of his probation. Nash is a convicted felon and will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life under the terms of Thursday's sentencing.
Nash's attorney asked the court for probation for his client in a memorandum filed Wednesday. It reads in part, "A sentence of probation and/or home confinement reflects the nature and circumstances of his offense, his personal history, and is sufficient, but not greater than necessary to serve the purposes of sentencing."