A Dubuque man recently was sentenced to probation for sexually abusing a teenager in 2019.

Anthony L. Stant, 28, was sentenced to two to five years of probation and given a deferred judgment in the Iowa District Court of Dubuque County for a charge of third-degree sexual abuse. With a deferred judgment, if probation and payment obligations are successfully completed, the record of the case is expunged. A charge of violating a no-contact order was dismissed.

Court documents state that Stant admitted to officers that he started interacting with a girl, whom he knew was younger than 16, on Facebook before they began spending time together. Both the victim and Stant told officers that they had sexual intercourse one time in 2019, documents state.

The Telegraph Herald does not provide identifying information for victims of sexual crimes.

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