CALDWELL-- A 24-year-old Caldwell man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for having inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Michael Garoutte was sentenced Thursday in 3rd District Court for sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16. Garoutte must serve at least two years before he's eligible for parole.

Authorities say that in October 2012 police responded to Liberty Park in Nampa and found Garoutte with the girl in a truck.

Police also discovered Garoutte was a registered sex offender in Oregon and was wanted for failing to register.

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