Union Man Sentenced for Molesting Daughters 

A man from Union will spend the next 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting two of his daughters.Officials with the Knox County District Attorney’s Office say 35-year old Richard Leppanen sexually assaulted his 5 and 10-year old daughters over the course of a year back in 2008. Leppanen was sentenced Wednesday on 10 counts of unlawful sexual contact, two counts of unlawful sexual touching, and two counts of gross sexual assault.Following his release from prison, Leppanen will be on supervised release for an additional 15 years, and will be required to register on the sex offender registry for life.