A man with a history of sexual crimes was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting a child.
The judgment for Jerrod Jay Schalk, 34, includes a 30-year restriction on parole.
The hearing took place in Yellowstone County District Court before Judge Don Harris, who added the parole restriction to a joint sentence recommendation from defense and prosecuting attorneys.
Schalk was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count of failure to register as a sexual offender.
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He sexually assaulted a 9-year-old twice while babysitting between 2014 and 2016, court documents say.
The child's mother testified on Wednesday that the child has trouble sleeping and suffers from PTSD from the assaults. She said the child has changed drastically.
A pre-sentence investigation, including a psychosexual evaluation, determined that Schalk is at a high risk to reoffend. He was previously convicted of rape and sodomy in Oregon and has a history of other infractions, according to testimony in court.
Schalk will be designated as a level III sex offender, which is the most severe tier.