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Man sentenced for actions with girl, 6

A 32-year-old Kingman man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual conduct with a 6-year-old girl.

Mohave County Judge James Chavez sentenced Brian Keith Mattie Friday to 12 years in prison for attempted sexual conduct with a minor and, following his release from prison, 10 years of probation for attempted molestation of a child.

Chavez cited the age of the victim and Mattie's position of trust as a relative at the time as reasons for the aggravated sentence. He gave Mattie 233 days credit on the 12-year sentence for time already served.

Mattie will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release. For committing the dangerous crimes against a child, Chavez ordered Mattie to wear a global positioning system device while on probation that can track his whereabouts.

Mattie pleaded guilty to the two offenses as part of a guilty plea agreement with the Mohave County Attorney's Office. He was facing a charge of molestation of a child and two charges of sexual conduct with a minor.

The second sexual conduct with a minor charge was dismissed.

On the original charges, Mattie faced a maximum of 10 years for each charge if deemed non-dangerous and 21 years for each charge if determined to be dangerous.

"I think it's true to say Mr. Mattie is deeply remorseful for the conduct that brought him here today," Mattie's defense attorney Michael Hruby said.

Mattie did not comment prior to sentencing.

Kingman Police detectives arrested Mattie on Feb. 28 after the victim revealed information to school authorities that lead to suspicions she had been sexually molested. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Feb. 27 at a residence in the 3300 block Boquillas Road.

Mattie denied any involvement to detectives when he was arrested. He was being held on a $200,000 bond.

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