WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 63 year old Watertown man has taken a plea deal in a child sex abuse case.
Mark Houghtaling of 145 North Orchard Street pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.
In March 2018, Watertown city police alleged Houghtaling abused a girl under the age of 11 several times between November 2016 and March 2018 at a home in the city.
While in court Friday, Houghtaling was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years post-release supervision.
A 15 year order of protection was issued for the victim.