A Fort Wayne, Indiana man will not serve any time in prison after admitting to having sex with his two adopted daughters, who were underage.
Steven R. Wells, 49, was sentenced Friday in Allen County Superior Court, CBS affiliate WKRG reported.
As part of a plea agreement, Wells admitted to multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, according to WKRG.
“I was going to hide it for my whole life and say nothing because I don’t want to see my dad go to prison. I told today because I am at my breaking point,” one of Wells’ daughters said in a written statement obtained by the Department of Child Services in 2016.
According to investigators, Wells had multiple sexual encounters with the younger of the two girls. A forensic nurse determined the girl had the mental capacity of a 7-year-old child, WKRG reported.
The multiple abuse incidents stretched back to 2012.
Wells was sentenced to two three-year sentences in jail, both of which were suspended. Instead, Wells will serve four years of probation.
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