A man convicted of having sexual contact with a young girl in Broome County has received a long prison sentence.

RYAN GAYLORD (Photo: Broome County District Attorney's Office)

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Ryan Gaylord of Richford Tuesday was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

A Broome County jury found Gaylord guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child on June 4.

Gaylord was arrested in July of last year by the Broome County Sheriff's Office. He was indicted by a grand jury last November.

Authorities say the crimes happened in Lisle. Gaylord had been accused of engaging in sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13 from January through July of last year.

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