A Cape May Court House man was sentenced April 25 to 10 years in state prison for the sexual assault of a 5-year-old child in Dennis Township between August 2005 and November 2006.

Phillip Hand III, 25, was arrested in March 2013 following an investigation by the New Jersey State Police from the Woodbine Barracks and the Troop A Investigations Section, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Hand pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated sexual assault in December. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence, or about eight and a half years, before he is eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act.

Braden Campbell

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