Norfolk Man Gets Probation for Molesting Girl

sex-offenders(AP) — A Nebraska man has been given probation and a suspended prison sentence for fondling a Sioux City girl around 15 years ago.

33-year-old Joshua Feenstra, of Norfolk, Neb., pleaded guilty on Monday in Woodbury County District Court to three counts of lascivious acts with a child. Prosecutors amended the charges from one count of second-degree sexual abuse as part of a plea agreement with Feenstra.

Judge Steven Andreasen suspended a 15-year prison sentence and placed Feenstra on five years of probation. Feenstra also must register as a sex offender and write a letter of apology to the girl.

Feenstra is accused of fondling the girl in 1997 or 1998, when she was about 8 years old and he was 17 or 18.