A 70-year-old town of Chenango resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for repeated sexual conduct with a young girl.

Larry Birt of Chenango Bridge pleaded guilty to first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child in January. He had been arrested last August after an investigation by the Broome County Sheriff's Office.

According to Birt's plea, he was involved in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a girl under the age of eleven.

The sheriff's office investigation started as the result of a complaint from a Florida agency.

Birt had been accused of multiple acts of sexual conduct with a child over a period of five or six years. He initially was charged with sexual abuse, criminal sexual act and course of sexual conduct against a child.

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