Jurors deliberated nearly six hours Thursday, find­ing a Radcliff grandfather guilty on three of four felony charges against him in a seven-month sexual assault of his then 11-year-old granddaughter in 2017.

Robert Pat Jamieson, 63, was found guilty of Class A felonies of first-degree sodomy and incest, and a Class C felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse. The jury of eight men and four women found Jamieson not guilty of first-degree rape, a Class A felony, and third-degree terroristic threatening, a misdemeanor.

The jury recommended Jamieson serve 20 years each on the sodomy and incest convictions and five years for sexual abuse — the minimum sentences allowed by law. The sentences will run concurrently. He could have received up to 50 years, or life in prison, following the convictions for sodomy and incest and up to 10 years for sexual abuse.

He must serve about 15½ more years in prison before he is parole eligible. Formal sentencing is Sept. 17.

During closing arguments by Jamieson’s public defender, Erin Hartman, and Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon, the focus was on the believability of Jamieson’s granddaughter, who testified last Friday in the three-day trial. The assaults occurred during weekend visits beginning on the girl’s 11th birthday on May 7, 2017.

Jamieson and the person the girl refers to as her mother, Lorrie Jamieson, had been in a relationship and when they broke up, she remained with Lorrie Jamieson. Robert and Lorrie Jamieson never married and she changed her last name to help when it came to school for the child and any medical issues she may have, she testified.

The girl, now 13, sat in the gallery of the courtroom during Logsdon’s closing arguments, but not when Hartman spoke.

“Her testimony was vague, it was hesitant,” Hartman said. “ ... It could be vague and non-descriptive because it didn’t happen.”

Hartman pointed to how the girl was unable to remember many details and frequently had to be asked questions multiple times. She said it was alarming someone who was being sexually assaulted didn’t ask not to go to her grandfather’s home or she didn’t seek doctor visits or send messages to friends about what she was enduring.

Hartman said Robert Jamieson was “not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” during her closing.

Logsdon said the girl’s difficulty in describing in detail what had occurred should have been no surprise.

“None of us would want to talk about our intimate sexual details, much less a 13-year-old,” she said. “If she had remembered every detail you would think she was coached.

“ ... She told her story, and that’s why we are here,” Logsdon said.

During the girl’s testimony, she described how Robert Jamieson made her perform oral sex on him in what she said became an every other weekend occurrence.

She also said the first time she was assaulted, Jamieson made her go to his bedroom and he joined her. He made her take her clothes off and he did as well.

“He touched me basically all over with his hands,” she testified.

In her testimony she also said she told him to stop and he didn’t. She said he used a sexual device on her as well.

The girl went to Lorrie Jamieson on Jan. 1, 2018, and told her what was happening on her visits. She said her grandfather had threatened to kill her or himself if she told anyone.

The last reported assault was on Dec. 24, 2017, and Jamieson was arrested Jan. 5, 2018, by Kentucky State Police. Jamieson has been held in the Hardin County Detention Center since Jan. 6, 2018.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

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