A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for inappropriately touching a preteen girl over a five-year period.
38-year-old Bryan Barnhart was sentenced in Woodbury County District Court after pleading guilty to third-degree sexual abuse.
Court documents state that Barnhart was the baby sitter of the girl from 2006 to 2011, beginning when she was 5 years old.
The girl told police that Barnhart touched her inappropriately many times during that period.
Authorities say Barnhart admitted the allegations were true and acknowledged sexually abusing other children.