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Man gets 10 years for sexual contact with 7-year-old

A Mount Vernon man is beginning a 10-year prison sentence after being convicted of having sexual contact with a seven-year-old boy in exchange for a video game.

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A Mount Vernon man is beginning a 10-year prison sentence after being convicted of having sexual contact with a seven-year-old boy in exchange for a video game.

Tyler Dobras, 28, was originally charged with first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13, a Class C felony punishable by life in prison, for assaulting a child in his care in June 2016. According to court documents, after the boy spent the night in the house Dobras shared with his girlfriend, Dobras offered to buy the boy a new video game in exchange for oral sex. In June 2017, the child told his mother and later a forensic interviewer about the incident, resulting in Dobras' arrest.

In March, as part of a plea agreement, Dobras' charges were reduced to the Class 3 felony for which he was convicted on May 29, which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $30,000. Following this but before sentencing, Dobras was subjected to a psychosexual evaluation.

Dobras was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years suspended under certain conditions, including those specifying that he must be monitored by the Department of Corrections for 15 years and must pay $3,000 in counseling costs for the victim.

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