A Seattle man was sentenced Friday to a treatment alternative for sexually assaulting two girls in February while visiting a family in north Spokane County.
James E. Norby, 67, had pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation.
Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno sentenced Norby, who has no prior felony convictions, to the state’s sex offender sentencing alternative, which will include three years of treatment.
Norby he could be sent to prison for life if he fails to comply.
“I’m sorry for what I’ve done,” Norby said. “I don’t know why it happened.”