SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — A 39-year-old Howe man has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The Howe Police Department said they began investigating Robert Brent Steedman Jr. one year ago after the victim's mother came forward with the allegations.

Police said Steedman confessed to the felony crime in an interview.

He was arrested and booked into the Grayson County jail pleaded guilty to the charges against him last September.

Steedman was sentenced on Monday.