By MARLO BARNHART
A 35-year-old Hagerstown man, convicted of two third-degree sex offenses Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court, could face up to 20 years in prison.
Robert Steven Springer was jailed without bond pending completion of a pre-sentence investigation ordered by Judge Frederick C. Wright III.
Springer, of 11023 Crystal Falls Drive, had been charged earlier this year with fondling a child in 1996 while the child's baby sitter - his girlfriend - was not around.
The child, now 10 years old, testified that Springer touched her genital area on several occasions.
She told Investigator Kenny Barnhart of the Washington County Sheriff's Department that Springer then began having her touch his genital area while she was sitting on his lap in the baby sitter's home.