An eastern Montana man has been given a 30-year suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter last year.
District Judge John McKeon sentenced the man to 60 days in jail for incest, giving him credit for 17 already served, the Glasgow Courier reported. The man also was ordered to complete community-based sex-offender treatment and register as a sex offender.
The Associated Press is not naming the man to avoid identifying the victim of a sexual assault.
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.