Former WXXL OM/PD Adam Cook Sentenced
February 12, 2007 at 5:30 AM (PT)
THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES reports GARY S. WHEELER, also known as ADAM COOK, formerly OM/PD at CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WXXL (XL106.7)/ORLANDO, pleaded no contest to charges that he used the Internet to lure a child for sex and send sexually explicit photographs to a CITRUS COUNTY sheriff's detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.
Circuit Judge RIC HOWARD gave WHEELER a suspended 15-year prison sentence, meaning he won't see a jail cell if he successfully completes 15 years of sex-offender probation. HOWARD also ordered him to pay $3,000 in fines, undergo electronic monitoring and register as a sex offender.
The sentence was a departure from the minimum 26 months and maximum 15 years behind bars. HOWARD said the lesser sentence was warranted because WHEELER immediately confessed his crimes and cooperated with investigators during his arrest.
With his wife in court supporting him, WHEELER apologized for his actions, saying that he is "looking for a new start. I wish I could turn back [time]."
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