A Washington man has been sentenced to prison for five years. According to Washington County Attorney Larry Brock, 21 year old Joseph Charles Gier of Washington has pled guilty to the charge of Lascivious Acts with a Child on Monday. This charge was from an incident in March.
Gier was charged with participating in a sex act with a 13 year old female in the city of Washington. In addition to the prison term, Gier will have to pay over $3700 in fines and restitution as well as be placed on the sex offender registry for a period of ten years.
He will also be on parole for the next ten years with the Department of Corrections. Attorney Brock says the efforts of Washington Police Department investigator Lyle Hansen led to the guilty plea and the sentence in this case.