Nunemaker receives suspended sentence, probation

A former Hartsville deputy town marshal who admitted text-messaging sexually explicit material to a 12-year-old girl is not being sent to prison.

Lyn A. Nunemaker, 51, received a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence from Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann, a sentence that had the consent of the victim’s mother.

However, Nunemaker, a former toolmaker who now works in Edinburgh, was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Nunemaker entered a plea bargain agreement April 4, agreeing to plead guilty to attempted dissemination of material harmful to minors as a Level 6 felony. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charge of child solicitation, a Level 5 felony.

In addition to registering as a sex offender, Nunemaker is also required to follow 22 conditions of probation that include no texting or computer messaging, as well as completing a 36-month treatment program for sex offenders.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.