NEWARK — A 20-year-old man was sentenced to a year in prison after he admitted to sexually abusing a young boy over several years. Joshua S. George, of Pataskala, pleaded guilty to four counts of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, at a hearing Thursday. George initially was charged in Licking County Juvenile Court because he was between 13 and 17 years old when the crimes occurred. The victim was between 2 and 6 years old.
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