POSTED: Friday, September 11, 2009 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man has been sentenced
to 15 years in prison for sex crimes involving children.
Authorities said 57-year-old Joseph Molitor pleaded guilty on
June 9 to three counts of indecent behavior with juveniles. He had
faced up to 61 years.
Molitor entered his plea under a provision allowing a guilty
plea without an admission of guilt because the evidence likely
would lead to a conviction.
The charges involved alleged sexual contact ranging in age from
9 to 13. Authorities said the contact took place from 1992 to 2003.