Watertown man gets 10 years in prison in child sex abuse case

Watertown man gets 10 years in prison in child sex abuse case
Mark Houghtaling

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.

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