According to East Texas Matters the child's attorney Ken Meleyco tells KTXL"He's obviously very wealthy and it's just an example of how the wealthy people, time and time again, escape the penalty for what they did." The LA Times reports that the reason behind the light sentence is because 79 year old Lyle Burgess was only caught with his hands down the little girls pants. Lyle denies the whole incident ever happened with his lawyer saying "The whole case was based upon some minor touching that my client denied even occurred."

The little girl is now 7 years old and in counseling which she's expected to need for the rest of her life while Lyle Burgess will serve 90 days of house arrest, 5 years of probation and will not have to register as a sex offender. 

Lyle Burgess pleaded no contest to statutory rape of a child where he accepted his plea deal in a California court.