Sex Abuse Sentence

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Frederick County man received 15 years in prison yesterday for sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl.

Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Steven Smith pleaded guilty in May to several counts, including indecent liberties with a child. He was sentenced to 50 years, but the judge suspended 35 of them.

Police say the incidents occurred over a one-year period, through much of 2001.

In a prepared statement yesterday, Smith tearfully apologized to the family of the girl. He said he realized he made a terrible mistake and he promised never to do it again.


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