A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexual abuse of children.

Joshua Frederick Naethe, of Somers, was sentenced Thursday by Flathead District Judge Ted Lympus. He was given credit for 319 days served in jail.

The sentence is in accord with a plea agreement signed in April on felony sexual abuse of children.

Naethe is the first to be sentenced of seven men who were arrested in a police sting last summer.

Several others have pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of children and are due for sentencing hearings.

Several others have pleaded not guilty.

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