MISSOULA – A Missoula man will spend five years in the Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.

“I admit it, I admit it, yes” said Joshua Moody at his sentencing hearing.

Moody was charged with sexually assaulting a child repeatedly over a nine-month span back in December 2016.

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The assaults were discovered when the 9-year-old boy told his parents of being touched inappropriately over his clothes.

Moody was living at the victim’s home at the time of the assault.

On Wednesday, Missoula District Court Judge Robert Dechamps sentenced Moody to 50 years with 45 of those years suspended in the Department of Corrections.

Moody will not be eligible for parole or any community placement treatment until he completes phase 1 of the sex offender treatment program. He will also be registered as a level 2 sex offender.

Reporting by Connor McCauley for MTN News