Man to serve 10 years for molesting child, 9

February 23, 1994|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer

A 35-year-old Baltimore man, convicted last month of molesting the 9-year-old daughter of a former employer, was sentenced yesterday in Harford Circuit Court to 15 years in prison.

Eugene Keiffer Jr., of the first block of South Washington Street, had five years of his sentence suspended by Judge Stephen M. Waldron. Keiffer must serve five years of supervised parole and probation upon completing the term.

Judge Waldron also ordered Keiffer to pay $675 for court and legal fees and to undergo any treatment recommended for sexual offenders as well as drug and alcohol abusers. He also must pay for any psychological care the victim may need related to the March 5, 1993, offense.

Keiffer may not have any contact with the victim or her family and may not be in the presense of anyone younger than 18 without supervision.

Keiffer was convicted of sexual child abuse Jan. 5 during a jury trial.

The prosecution's principal witness was the victim, who testified that she had been ill and stayed home from school on the day of the crime.

She said her father had given her some medicine before he left for work and told her that Keiffer, who had been living with the family temporarily for about two months, would stay home to look after her.

The girl said she became bored and asked Keiffer to come upstairs to play games with her about 1 p.m.

Keiffer did, and soon molested her, the girl said.

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