Lewis County man gets 40 years in prison for sex abuse

Lewis County man gets 40 years in prison for sex abuse
Michael Daskiewich (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 59 year old Lewis County man who sexually abused a child is going to prison.

Michael Daskiewich was sentenced Friday in county court to 40 years behind bars

In September, a jury found Daskiewich guilty of eight felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal sex act. Those counts included sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawfully dealing with a child.

Daskiewich, who was 57 at the time of his arrest in October 2018, was accused of providing alcohol to two minors and then engaging in sexual contact with a child under age 17.

State Police said Daskiewich was taken into custody after agreeing he would meet up with a minor to possibly have further sexual contact after the initial incident in the town of Leyden.

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