Todd Spikes, 44, also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The sentencing was part of a plea agreement that spared Spikes prison time, defense attorney Ted Zentner said.
“We took the deal because we considered the risk of a trial,” Zentner said in a phone interview Tuesday.
A conviction would likely have sent Spikes to prison for three to five years, probation and listing as a sex offender, Zentner said.
Spikes is among the last cases still open from the 21 men arrested in the December 2006 sex sting in Flagler Beach. Most others have been sentenced to probation or prison.
Spikes pleaded no contest and was found guilty. The plea deal calls for him to serve 10 years’ sex offender probation on lewd and lascivious exhibition and concurrently serve five years’ probation for computer porn.
Most of the cases against Spikes were moved to Walton County, where Spikes lives near DeFuniak Springs. Prosecutors agreed to drop a second count of lewd and lascivious exhibition as well as a charge of attempted lewd or lascivious battery in Flagler County. Spikes drove from his home near DeFuniak Springs near the Alabama border to Flagler Beach to have sex with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl, investigators said.
But he drove away from the decoy house without getting out of his SUV, and police stopped him a few blocks away. Flagler Beach police found a shotgun, an assault rifle and handguns, all loaded, in Spikes’ SUV.