MAN SENTENCED FOR SEX ATTEMPT WITH GIRL
Timothy Melton, a 42 year old Elmont man who tried to perform oral sex on a 13 year old girl last summer, was sentenced yesterday to 1 1/3 to 3 years in prison. Melton told Nassau County Court Judge David P. Sullivan in Mineola that he was sorry for what he had done. I want to apologize to the young lady..., he said. On June 26, 2004, Melton drove the girl, who was a friend of Melton's 18 year old brother, and two other teenagers around town. They went shopping and went to the beach and drank. The girl alleged that she and Melton engaged in intercourse and other sexual acts for several hours. When she got home, she told her mother what happened and the mother reported it to the police. Melton pleaded guilty to one count of second degree attempted criminal sexual act. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the other seven charges against him. He is required to register as a sex offender once he's released from prison.