WELLSVILLE -- A 53-year-old Wellsville man has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a child.
Manuel Ruiz pleaded guilty earlier to the second-degree felony even though he repeatedly insisted he was innocent.
Police say Ruiz was visiting someone's home in December 2012 when he spent time alone in a room with a 6-year-old girl on his lap while he played video games. The girl from out of state was also a guest in the home.
The (Logan) Herald Journal reports the girl told family members that Ruiz did "mean" and "nasty" things to her.
1st District Judge Kevin Allen sentenced him on Monday to one to 15 years but recommended he serve the maximum term.