WALES – A man who shot and killed a fellow deer hunter has also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl.
43 year old Christopher Austin shot and killed another man two years ago while both were deer hunting in the town of Wales.
Authorities say Austin and 49 year old Gerard Parent were both firing at the same deer when parent was shot in the chest and was killed.
While awaiting trial for manslaughter, police also investigated allegations that Austin sexually assaulted a young girl between the ages of 8 and 15 years old.
He pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of gross sexual assault and also for manslaughter.
Austin was sentenced to 2 and a half years in jail for the manslaughter case and must also pay $5 thousand dollars in restitution to parent’s family.
He was also ordered to serve 7 years of a 15 year sentence for the sexual assault case. .