Twenty-seven-year-old Gabriel Hall of Farmingdale pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault and was sentenced to 59 months in prison and six years of probation on Friday.
A state police affidavit indicates the girl initially told Hall she was 19. But she later admitted she was 12 and would soon turn 13.
Authorities say the girl was staying with her grandparents in Farmingdale in March 2007 when she sneaked out to meet Hall on the Kennebec River Rail Trail. Later they returned to Hall’s apartment.
Two days later, Hall met the girl again, this time in her Gardiner home.