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Thurmont Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Sex Abuse Case

A Thurmont man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child with developmental disabilities, was sentenced Thursday to ten years in prison.
THURMONT, Md. A Thurmont man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child with developmental disabilities, was sentenced Thursday to ten years in prison. 

According to the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office, John Salvi, 72, of Thurmont, was sentenced to 25 years, suspended all but ten, for sexual abuse of a minor. His sentencing will be followed by five years of supervised probation.

Investigators say he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl, who functions as a 7 to 9-year-old, several times last winter. 

Officials say the victim lived in the same apartment complex as Salvi, and would go to Salvi's apartment with her older sister to play on a regular basis.

In February 2013, Salvi texted the victim asking if she could come alone. At that point, officials say the victim's parents became suspicious and while questioning the young girl, found out Salvi had been inappropriately touching her.

According to court officials, Salvi will have to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life and have no contact with the victim or any child under the age of 18. 

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