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Maple man gets prison for child sex assault

A Maple man convicted of child sex assault will spend 25 years in prison.

Monte Elmer McKercher, 37, pleaded no contest July 26 in Douglas County Circuit Court to first-degree child sex assault and repeated sexual assault of same child. Two counts of intimidate witness were dismissed.

McKercher was sentenced Oct. 5 to 15 years of in prison and 10 years extended supervision for the first-degree child sex assault charge; 10 years in prison and five years of extended supervision for the repeated sexual assault of same child count. Judge George Glonek ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.

The Maple man was ordered to have no contact with the victims or minors and pay a $518 fine.

According to the criminal complaint:

McKercher sexually touched an 11-year-old girl who was spending the night with his daughters. About a month after that incident was reported, a young relative of McKercher's reported that he had sexually assaulted her numerous times over the years.