BOISE – A 28-year-old southwest Idaho man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for impregnating a 13-year-old girl.
David M. Arquette of Nampa received the sentence Monday in 3rd District Court and must serve seven years before becoming eligible for parole.
Arquette must also pay a $5,000 civil penalty, register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim or any female under the age of 18 for the duration of the sentence.
Police arrested Arquette in January and he pleaded guilty in March to felony lewd conduct with a child.
Judge Davis F. Vandervelde told Arquette at the sentencing that there’s a 14-year-old with a young child and that Arquette doesn’t recognize the harm he’s caused.
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