Staunton Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charge

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A Staunton man pleaded guilty to a child sexual abuse charge.  Tuesday, 27-year-old Scott Allen Thorn pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child. 

Police say the incidents involving a 14-year-old boy happened last year and were reported in May.

Thorn was initially charged with forcible sodomy and indecent liberties with a child. The forcible sodomy charge was dropped.  Thorn was sentenced to three years on the indecent liberties count, all of which were suspended.

He will be under supervised probation for three years, and he cannot contact the victim.