SOUTHINGTON - A Southington teenager was sentenced to nine months in prison on Wednesday for performing sexual acts on a girl in 2017 against her will.
Ethan Czarniewski, 18, will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years and have no contact with the complainant while he is on probation, Judge Maureen Keegan ordered during a hearing in New Britain Superior Court.
Czarniewski was handed down his sentence on Wednesday after accepting a plea bargain during a previous proceeding, pleading guilty to one count of risk of injury to a minor. In exchange, charges of first-degree sexual assault and second-degree unlawful restraint were not pursued.
According to prosecutors, Czarniewski in 2017 performed sexual acts on a 15-year-old girl against her will in a Southington home. He has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended after service of nine months, and 10 years of probation.
In addition to registering as a sex offender for a decade and having no contact with the complainant while on probation, Czarniewski has also been ordered not to use any computer or electronic device without first getting approval from his probation officer. Any device he uses must be equipped with software that allows his officer to monitor his activity, Keegan ordered.
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