A Mount Airy man was sentenced Tuesday to serve one year behind bars for having sex with a 13-year-old girl last year, according to electronic court records.
Joshua Lasanta, 22, of the 2800 block of Timber Ridge Drive, pleaded not guilty with an agreement of the statement of facts to the charge of a third-degree sex offense.
He was also facing a second-degree rape charge, which was dropped as part of the plea agreement.
The judge imposed a five-year sentence with four years suspended. Lasanta was also sentenced to five years probation following his release from jail, according to records.
Lasanta was charged in August with two counts of second-degree rape.
The victim told police the sex was consensual, according to records.