A Cape Coral man accused of orally raping his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter was sentenced to three years in prison this afternoon as part of a plea deal.
Ryan Alan Liebegott, 27, was arrested June 13 on a warrant charging him with forcing the first-grader to perform oral sex on him, touching the girl on several occasions and exposing himself to her.
Liebegott, who faced up to life in prison, pleaded guilty to lewd conduct in exchange for the prison sentence and six years of sex offender probation.
He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and refrain from contacting the victim.
Liebegott's lawyer and brother declined comment after the sentencing.
In an interview last year with police, Liebegott denied the girl's account, stating, "I'm not a pedophile." He told police the child is known to lie and manipulate, according to the warrant.