Man gets 5 years for fondling stepdaughter
A Clear Spring man who admitted fondling his stepdaughter three or four times a week for seven to nine years was sentenced last week to five years in prison.
Judge Donald Beachley imposed a 10-year prison term on Nov. 30, but suspended all but five years, according to court records.
The 36-year-old man, whose name is being withheld to protect his stepdaughter's identity, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual child abuse in July, according to court records.
Beachley ordered the man to register as a sex offender. He is to be on probation for three years following his release from prison.