Daniel Horton, formerly a juvenile court dependency referee, pleaded no contest today to sexually motivated child annoyance of a woman he thought to be younger than 18, but who was an adult.
Horton's sentencing, delivered by Judge Richard Couzens, forces him to register as a sex offender for life, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. He also must spend three years on probation, 90 days in custody and complete a sex offender management program.
His time in custody can be served by house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor or by work project.
Horton, 47, was arrested in February after he contacted an 18-year-old working undercover for the Sacramento Police Department. She told him she was 17 and Horton told her he was an agent from San Diego who worked for an adult magazine, according to the district attorney's office.
After talking to the female, Horton suggested arranging a time for her to audition to pose for the magazine, which he said featured nude photos. When the police conducted their investigation, they learned Horton approached other females with the same story as well, according to the district attorney's office.