Child molester sentenced to prison and lifetime probation

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

PHOENIX -- A man who pleaded guilty to child molestation was sentenced today to 31.5 years in prison and lifetime probation on Tuesday.

Aaron Stackhouse, 40, was accused of molesting four children. He pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Stackhouse was originally charged with 48 counts.

Detectives said the abuse dated back to 1994 and all of the victims were around the age of 8 at the time.

The victims include an eight-year-old girl, a now 24-year-old girl who was eight at the time of the molestation, a now 23-year-old boy who was eight at the time of the molestation and a now 17-year-old boy who was seven at the time of the molestation.

The eight-year-old girl is a current victim and the daughter of one of the previous victims. According to Phoenix police, that victim did not have any knowledge that Stackhouse was molesting the child.

Stackhouse was a family friend who spent time with the four victims.