A Seneca man was sentenced Friday to 10-to-40 years in state prison following his convictions in June on charges that included the rape of a child.
53 year-old Stuart Proper was also ordered by Venango County Court to register with the state as a sex offender.
A jury had deliberated for only an hour-and-a-half in Proper’s trial before convicting Proper on five counts. Proper had been accused of twice sexually assaulting an 11 year-old girl. He had originally been charged with twelve counts, a number that was whittled to five before his trial.
Proper will be given credit for more than ten months of jail time already served.