Man Sentenced to 15 Years For Sexually Assaulting a Child

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/17 2014 12:30PM

Updated 04/17 2014 12:31PM

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - A New York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. He is also required to have five years post release supervision. 

A press release says Ricky McNeil, 55, of Mooers Forks appeared in court in March and sentenced on three counts 2nd degree rape for repeadly sexually assualting a 14-year-old girl.

"The strength it took for this victim to come forward and report her abuser is inspirational," Assistant District Attorney Jaime Douthat said. "It is our hope that other victims out there who may be in a similar situation will be encouraged to come forward and stop suffering in silence." 

McNeil was also ordered to pay a fine, submit to a DNA sample, register as a sex offender, and to stay away from the victim. 

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