Soliciting results in 10-year sentence

A Center Grove area man sentenced to 10 years in prison for paying a teenage girl for sex will remain on house arrest while he receives counseling and medical treatment.

Paul Hewitt, 83, would normally have been sent to prison the same day as the sentencing. But Judge Cynthia Emkes wanted him to continue sex offender counseling, complete any medical procedures he needs before going to prison and pay for counseling for the victim while he is still receiving monthly benefit payments, she said.

Hewitt pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, after he paid a woman and the girl to come to his home and perform sex acts in 2011. The girl was 15 at the time.

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