Tyler Robbins of Caldwell could serve up to 15 years in prison for felony sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, 3rd District Judge Molly Huskey ruled Monday.
The 20-year-old Robbins can ask for parole after serving five years of his 15 year sentence.
Robbins pleaded guilty in return for prosecutors dropping a second charge of child sexual abuse and a charge of lewd conduct with a child. Robbins had been charged with sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl, and although that allegation was dropped the child will retain victims rights, including a no-contact order.
"The defendant poses a high risk to both young children and teenagers," Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor said. "Todays sentence ensures that for at least the next five years the children in our community will be protected from Mr. Robbins."
Robbins was charged last April in connection with incidents that happened in June and September of 2011.
Robbins will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.