GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — A 54-year-old Gardnerville man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of statutory sexual assault.
Fredrick L. Clark will be eligible for parole after serving a quarter of his sentence in the case that involved a teenage girl.
Investigators say the victim told them Clark started having her model in “skimpy clothing” while he videotaped her at age 13. She said when she was 15- or 16-years-old he forced her to have sexual intercourse with him.
The Record Courier reports (http://tinyurl.com/ycympok7) Clark’s lawyer tried to persuade District Judge Tod Young to order him to serve probation instead of prison during Tuesday’s sentencing hearing.
But the judge said prison would help serve as a deterrent so he doesn’t commit any similar crimes in the future.
Information from: Gardnerville Record-Courier, http://www.recordcourier.com