45-year-old John Auclair faced a more serious charge during his trial back in early September, but the jury returned a split verdict.
Auclair was found not guilty of class A gross sexual assault, but was found guilty of class B gross sexual assault.
He was charged after an incident that took place in October of 2007. When, prosecutors say, he sexually assaulted a woman.
Auclair faced up to ten years in prison, but the judge sentenced him to eight years with all but four suspended.