A Topeka man was sentenced in Mason County Court on Thursday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to three of the seven sexual abuse charges against him.
Fred Braasch, 54, was originally charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, and four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, stemming from incidents involving one male minor younger than 13 and two female minors younger than 18 between 1999 and 2000.
As part of a plea bargain offered by Mason County State's Attorney Kristin Miller, two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against Braasch were dismissed.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the Class X felony and seven years each for the Class 2 felonies, all of which will be served concurrently. When released, Braasch will be required to pay court costs and fees, register as a sex offender and have no contact with his victims.