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Sex abuse plea brings 4 years of probation to Dixon man

He molested 13-year-old relative between 2009, 2010

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – A Dixon man has been sentenced to 4 years of probation, 180 days of jail time, and a $2,000 fine for sexually abusing a family member.

Douglas P. Delhotal, 55, was charged in the summer of 2010 with nine counts of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in October; in exchange for the plea, the eight other charges were dropped. Delhotal was sentenced on March 24.

According to court documents, Delhotal molested a then-13-year-old girl several times between November 2009 and January 2010.

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