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Man gets prison for molesting girls at Phoenix group home

Posted at 9:56 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 00:56:00-04

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to molesting teenage girls in 2017 at the Phoenix group home where he worked has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Keith Harrington was sentenced Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

The 49-year-old Harrington pleaded guilty in February to two counts of attempted child molestation and one count of sexual contact with a minor.

Phoenix police say a teen girl accused Harrington in February 2017 of offering to pay her to wear short clothing and dance for him.

Police reports say Harrington also offered the girl marijuana, clothes and a cellphone in exchange for sex.

In July 2017, another teen accused Harrington of offering her marijuana for sex and sexually assaulting her in the group home.

Police say that led to Harrington's arrest.