A Warren County man was sentenced for a second incident involving sexual offenses against a minor.
The two offenses occurred within a short time of each other and involved separate victims aged 12 and 14 at the time.
Judge Maureen Skerda sentenced Daniel Patrick Dougherty, Warren County Jail, on a count of indecent assault during Warren County Court proceedings Friday.
Skerda ordered Dougherty to serve eight months TO three years in a state correctional facility as a part of his sentence for a count of indecent assault.
Dougherty was sentenced to eight TO 16 months in the County Jail for an unrelated count of statutory sexual assault in November 2011. Skerda commuted that sentence to a state facility.
Dougherty's two sentences will be served consecutively.
Prior to sentencing, Skerda allowed the 12-year-old victim's mother to give testimony to the court.
"She was 12 years old and she told him no. She copes with it every day," the mother said through tears. "My daughter was raped. She's no longer a typical 14-year-old."
The woman described her daughter's struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, drug and alcohol use, problems socializing and the shame and anger the girl feels over the incident.
"Other than losing a child, this is the worst thing I can think of," she said. "(She) still has nightmares about Mr. Dougherty. (She) will face the demon that Daniel Dougherty created every day of her life."
The mother asked the court to "send a message" to victims that the criminal justice system supports them. She also asked the court to, "send a message to people like Daniel Dougherty that no mean no."
She also warned the court about who she felt Dougherty was.
"The only reason he's facing just indecent assault is to spare our daughter from a trial," the mother said. "She was not his first victim and she will not be his last."
Skerda questioned Dougherty on what he's done to change his life, "other than sitting in jail", and pointed out she had to consider the results of a sexual offender evaluation that was a part of Dougherty's prior sentence.
Dougherty offered a largely emotionless apology for his actions and claimed to have had an addiction to bath salts when the incidents occurred. He also related his own goals.
"I want to be the father to my son that I didn't have," he said.
His first sentence was the result of a plea agreement in October 2011 leading to additional charges of aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault not being prosecuted. In addition to incarceration from the November sentencing, Dougherty was sentenced to two years of probation, $2,800 in fines and costs, a sexual offender evaluation and drug and alcohol treatment for that incident.
Friday's sentence was also the result of a plea agreement. In addition to incarceration Friday, Dougherty was sentenced to pay $1,500 in fines and costs, to pay for the victim's therapy as restitution, to complete sexual offender counseling, and to register as a sexual offender under Megan's Law.