By MARLO BARNHART
A Hagerstown man, convicted of two third-degree sex offenses by a Washington County Circuit Court jury in August was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.
Robert Steven Springer, 35, formerly of the 11000 block of 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 Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Kenny Barnhart that Springer began having her touch his genital area while she was sitting on his lap in the baby sitter's home.