- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A judge in Cheyenne has sentenced a repeat sex offender to four to five years in prison for touching himself in front of a child last summer in a city park.

Ricky Lee Dougherty was sentenced Thursday by Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that a jury found the 51-year-old Dougherty guilty last December of one count of child endangering.

Court documents say Dougherty has two previous convictions of the same offense.

Laramie County District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg asked Rogers to sentence Dougherty to five years in prison, the maximum penalty for that crime.

Public defender Robin Cooper suggested two to three years in prison.

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