MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Madison man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for molesting his younger step-sister, as well as another teenage girl in an unrelated case.
Dane County Circuit Judge Julie Genovese sentenced 20-year-old Joshua Drabek to three years for sexually abusing his step-sister, and two years for molesting a second girl who was 15 at the time.
Prosecutors wanted Drabek to be locked up for 30 years, calling him a sexual predator. The defense said the man deserved leniency because the 15-year-old was his girlfriend for seven months, and he grew up in a house with, "socially bizarre norms."
His step-sister was abused and tortured for years by her father and step-mother. She was confined to a basement until early in 2012, when she weighed only 68 pounds at age 15. She's now 17.
The five years given to Drabek was the same prison time as both his parents received after they were convicted of abusing the girl.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)