FARMINGTON -- A man who sexually molested a teenage boy was given credit for time served in Davis County Jail and three years' probation.
Judge David Connors said if the plea agreement between defendant and prosecutors had not been in place, he would have sent William Roger Vodopich to prison.
"Based on the plea agreement, I will go along with the recommendation," Connors told Vodopich. "But for the record, I would likely have sentenced you to prison."
Vodopich, 62, of Woods Cross, stood quietly by his attorney, Ryan Bushell, during the sentencing hearing Tuesday.
Vodopich entered guilty pleas in June to second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse and class B misdemeanor assault. Vodopich has been held in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail since his Aug. 8, 2012, arrest.
Connors stayed a sentence of one to 15 years at Utah State Prison in favor of jail and probation. He left restitution open for the victim in the case to submit documents.
He also ordered Vodopich to have no contact with the victim or the boy's family.
Vodopich will be registered on the state's sex offender list.
"This is a zero-tolerance probation," Connors said. "Any violations and you will be sent to prison."
Vodopich admitted in court documents to taking "indecent liberties" with a boy who was 14 on Aug. 7, 2012. He also admitted to inappropriately touching the boy.