GLASGOW, Mont. (KDKA) — A Montana man has been given a suspended 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter.
According to CBS News, District Judge John McKeon sentenced the man to 60 days in jail for incest, giving him credit for 17 already served. He was also ordered to complete community-based sex-offender treatment and register as a sex offender.
He has not being identified, in an attempt to protect his victim’s identity.
Deputy Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen recommended a 100-year prison sentence with 75 years suspended – as called for in state law – as part of a plea agreement that recommended the dismissal of two other incest charges.
“A father repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter,” Jensen said during the Oct. 4 sentencing hearing.
A licensed clinical social worker testified that the man was a “low-risk to re-offend” and that it would be important for him to have social support while he received treatment. They went on to say the man did suffer a “collapse of social support” when he lost his family and job.
Court records said the girl’s mother walked in on one of the sexual assaults.