JACKSON, Minn. — A Windom man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a toddler last summer at a Lakefield residence while he was entrusted in caring for him.

During an emotional sentencing Tuesday afternoon from the Jackson County District courtroom, Joseph ‘Joey’ L. A. Maine, 22, was ordered to spend eight years of that sentence in prison, and he may be eligible to serve the remaining one-third of his sentence on supervised release.

Once released, Maine will serve 10 years on conditional release less the time served on supervised release. He was given 260 days credit for time already served; he was also ordered to register as a predatory offender.

A jury found Maine guilty, and he was convicted of first-and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, following a March 25 trial. A sentence was imposed only on the first-degree conviction.

Tuesday’s sentencing was exactly one year since an investigation was instigated by the Lakefield Police Department after a 3-year-old reportedly told a family member that Maine performed oral sex on him earlier that day.