PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former suburban Pittsburgh ice cream shop owner originally sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison in a sex abuse case will now spend only two years on house arrest under a plea deal.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 65-year-old David Higginbotham pleaded guilty in Allegheny County to six counts rather than the 12 counts he was convicted of three years ago.

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Higginbotham, former owner of a Handel’s ice cream shop in McCandless, was scheduled for retrial Monday but entered pleas to unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors. He will spend 10 years on probation.

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Authorities alleged that he molested two young girls from 2008 to 2013. An appeals court last year ordered a new trial, citing improper testimony by a witness.

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