SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for inappropriately touching a preteen girl over a five-year period.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2ihYcV4 ) that 38-year-old Bryan Barnhart was sentenced Tuesday in Woodbury County District county after pleading guilty to third-degree sexual abuse.

Court documents say that Barnhart babysat the girl from 2006 to 2011, starting 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.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com