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Former Bethel Foster Parent Gets 66 Years for Child Sex Abuse

Published On: Jul 23 2014 03:23:57 PM AKDT
Former Bethel Foster Parent Gets 66 Years for Child Sex Abuse

Courtesy Ben Matheson/KYUK

BETHEL -

A former Bethel foster parent and day care operator has been sentenced to 66 years in prison in a child sexual abuse case.

KYUK reports that Peter Tony was sentenced Tuesday in Bethel on three consolidated child sexual abuse counts in which he pleaded guilty.

He will have no possibility of parole.

In a plea deal with prosecutors in February, the 70-year-old Tony pleaded guilty to charges of sexually abusing a minor in 2012 involving a 4-year-old girl his wife had in day care. He also pleaded guilty to the 1998 molestation of a 12-year-old girl.

He had faced seven felony counts.

Before running a small day care out of their home, Tony and his late wife Marylin were foster parents for 14 years until 1998.