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Man gets 8 years for molestation

COLUMBUS -- A Muscogee County court has sentenced a man to eight years in prison on charges he spent nearly a decade molesting a Columbus girl.

Stephen Caporaletti entered a best-interest plea to child molestation Tuesday. He will also spend seven years on probation and must register as a sex offender.

The sentence stems from molestation Assistant District Attorney Doug Breault says happened between January 1999 and December 2006.

Authorities learned about the allegations when a girl visited a counselor. Authorities arrested Caporaletti in May 2009.

A judge dismissed four counts of aggravated child molestation and a count of child molestation against Caporaletti.