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Accused Jeremy London Kidnapper Cuts a Deal, Avoids Jail

The strange case of the Jeremy London kidnapping has reached a conclusion.
/ Source: E!online

The strange case of the Jeremy London kidnapping has reached a conclusion.

Brandon Adams, who was accused of being a member of a group who stole London's car at gunpoint with the actor still inside, held him against his will and forced him to take drugs, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony false imprisonment and a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully taking London's car and driving it.

Which, as you might suspect, carries a much lighter penalty than the initial felony kidnapping, carjacking and robbery rap.

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Adams was sentenced to 16 months in jail, after which he was given double credit for time served and released on parole. He had been in custody awaiting trial since June.

"It's vindication in a way," London told the Palm Springs Desert Sun after court. "It's proof that I've been telling the truth the whole time. An innocent person doesn't plead guilty."

Family members, including his mom and twin brother, Jason, cast doubt on London's version of events, citing the 7th Heaven star's history of substance abuse. London tried at one point to get an injunction against his family to prevent them from discussing his issues with the media, but a judge shot him down and he eventually abandoned the effort.

In October, London testified at a hearing that Adams was not the member of the alleged kidnapping team who wielded the gun.

"We've never claimed that Brandon Adams was the one that put the gun to my head," London said today. "The gunman is still out there."

Adams had claimed that London was consensually along for the ride.

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