CALDWELL -- A 30-year-old Caldwell man who placed an online advertisement for a very submissive live-in girlfriend has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for felony lewd conduct with two girls under the age of 16.

Third District Judge Molly Huskey sentenced Adrian Allan Harthcock on Monday to consecutive sentences of 10 years to life on each count. He was convicted last month.

The first victim, a 15-year-old girl, stayed with Harthcock for about a week last year. A 13-year-old also responded to Harthcock's ad. Prosecutors alleged the girls, both runaways, had to get down on their hands and knees so Harthcock could spank them and that he had sex with them.

During his trial, Harthcock testified he was deceived about the girls' ages and did not believe he had committed a crime.

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