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Cochran, J., delivered the opinion of the Court in which Keller, P.J., and Meyers, Price, Womack, Johnson, Keasler and Hervey, JJ., joined. Alcala, J., did not participate.

OPINION

A jury found appellant guilty of the second degree felony of sexual assault. At the punishment phase, the trial judge properly instructed the jury concerning the punishment range (two to twenty years in prison) and the possibility of community supervision. The jury returned a verdict sentencing appellant to two years in prison and recommending community supervision. The judge told the jury that its verdict was illegal because the minimum period of community supervision for sexual assault is five years.*fn1 She told them to deliberate again, and the jury then assessed a sentence of five years and once more recommended community supervision. The issue in this case is whether the initial verdict was in fact illegal. The court of appeals held that it was,*fn2 but we conclude that a jury sentence of two years confinement with a recommendation of community supervision is not an illegal or improper verdict.

 
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