A California man was sentenced to five years’ probation for sexually abusing a Nampa girl who was just out of the 8th grade, according to the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office.
Quinn E. Harrison, 25, was found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor under 16 years of age in April. A Canyon County judge sentenced Harrison Tuesday to the probation and 120 days in jail.
If Harrison violates that probation, he could face up to seven years in prison.
Harrison was also ordered to pay about $6,000 in fines, court costs and a civil penalty. He was ordered to register as a sex offender, according to the release.
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Harrison was found guilty of fostering a sexually explicit relationship with the Nampa girl over Facebook. It was also shown that Harrison kissed the child several times, according to prosecutors.
“This was a clear case of someone using their position of trust to groom a young victim and take advantage of her,” said Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor in a statement. “A sexual offense such as this is something that society and our children deserve protection from and that is why we argued for an imposed prison sentence.”