Gavin Christian Pratt, 23, was sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading straight to the court
for a violation of probation on a possession of child pornography case. The defendant admitted
he violated his probation and the Honorable Judge George Richards sentenced him. The
defendant chose to give up his right to a violation of probation hearing with the plea to the judge.
It is not a plea agreement.
A criminal traffic charge violated his probation. Pratt had just completed a prison sentence of
four years in prison for his original case. Three months after his release, in early 2019, he was
involved in a traffic crash. On January 22, Pratt was convicted of Leaving the Scene of a Crash
following a two-day trial in Charlotte County. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a fine, and
court costs on that case.
Assistant State Attorney Scott Patterson handled the probation violation. Assistant State Attorney
Brett Gold prosecuted the criminal traffic case.
State Attorney’s Office