Utah man sentenced to probation for child sexual abuse
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A former Elko man has been sentenced to probation for sexual abusing a child.
The Elko Daily Press reports 41-year-old Sean Sandhoff was arrested last August on suspicion of luring a child through a computer, lewdness with a child under the 14 years of age and unlawful contact with a minor.
He has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child.
On Wednesday, Sandhoff received a suspended sentence of 19 to 48 months in prison on each count to be served consecutively.
He was placed on five years of probation and order to register as a sex offender in Utah where he lives.
Court documents say authorities began investigating Sandhoff after a 12-year-old relative reported that he had touched her inappropriately.
Judge Nancy Porter says the state determined that Sandhoff was at “low risk to reoffend”.
Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com