A Hancock man, charged last June with sexually assaulting a teenage baby sitter, was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Brian Ruppenthal, 26, of 24 Brent St., pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sex offense, according to court records.
In exchange for the plea, charges of second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offenses, second-degree assault and contributing to the condition of a minor were dismissed.
Judge Frederick C. Wright III imposed a four-year prison sentence but suspended all but one year. He ordered the time to be served in the Washington County Detention Center, court records said.
Probation was set at four years and Ruppenthal must register as a sex offender, according to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Gina Cirincion, who prosecuted the case Wednesday.