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Dilworth molester sentenced to 3 years

A 29-year-old Dilworth man was sentenced to more than three years in prison after admittedly molesting a child under the age of 13.

Billy Joe Ortiz pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of criminal sexual conduct on April 26, one of three molestation charges he faced. The two other charges were dismissed when he pleaded guilty.

Ortiz was sentenced Thursday in Clay County District Court to four years and one month in state prison, minus the 339 days he has served in jail since being arrested in August, court records show.