By Candace Sipos -- firstname.lastname@example.org
WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man accused of exposing himself to a 5-year-old boy in August was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday, with only one year to serve.
Argil Junior Oscar, 74, of 212 Beaver Trail, must also register as a sex offender after entering an Alford plea of guilty to one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.
In addition to his sentence, which will be followed by 10 years of probation, Oscar must register as a sex offender and is not permitted to have unsupervised contact with a minor, according to Assistant Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney Dennis J. McLoughlin Jr.
"It's certainly an unfortunate case," he said, but noted that the sentence "was pretty straightforward" and followed the proposed guidelines closely. The class 5 felony may result in a prison sentence of one to 10 years or up to 12 months in jail.
Oscar has been in custody since the incident in August. He was denied bond in mid-August.
Deputy C.A. Cunningham of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office responded to the Beaver Trail home on a report of possible indecent exposure, according to a criminal complaint.
He and Laura Binkowski of the county's Department of Social Services then had taped interviews with the family.
The victim said he was watching a movie in the residence when Oscar began rubbing his back and exposed himself.
According to Cunningham, the victim said Oscar asked him if he wanted to touch his private parts.
Before being arrested, Oscar told Cunningham that he never exposed himself to anyone.
Oscar has been convicted for assault and battery, escape from custody and grand larceny in Virginia and West Virginia, according to court documents.