W. Negev man, 20, convicted of molesting child

A 20-year-old resident of the western Negev was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a six-year-old child over a period of three years. The man committed acts of sodomy with the child, and in one case tied him up and molested him together with a 14-year-old teenager. The man was also fined NIS 25,000, Army Radio reported.