Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and Balan Wonderland, has been reportedly sentenced to two years in prison.
According to Abema Times, the Tokyo District Court ruled on Thursday that Yuji Naka should serve a prison term of two years and six months. The same office also ordered a fine of 2.5 million yen ($17,800) and a penalty of 170 million yen ($1.21 million). It was claimed that Yuji Naka 'showed no signs of remorse'.
Yuji Naka's defense has requested that the fine be reduced in addition to the sentence itself being suspended. A final decision isn't expected until 7 July.
Yuji Naka is mainly known for his work on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, with Naka serving as the president of Sonic Team until 2006. It wasn't anything Sonic related that got him arrested, however, with the game that finally got him being Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.