- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for inappropriately touching a preteen girl over a five-year period.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2ihYcV4 ) that 38-year-old Bryan Barnhart was sentenced Tuesday in Woodbury County District county after pleading guilty to third-degree sexual abuse.

Court documents say that Barnhart babysat the girl from 2006 to 2011, starting when she was 5 years old. The girl told police that Barnhart touched her inappropriately many times during that period.

Authorities say Barnhart admitted the allegations were true and acknowledged sexually abusing other children.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com


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