A Philadelphia man convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old Bensalem girl must register as a sex offender for the next 25 years.

Decosten Strother, 25, was sentenced Tuesday. After a three day trial, Strother was found guilty of a felony charge of corruption of minors for the incident in Sept. 2018.

Decosten Strother, 47. Image via Crimewatch.

Deputy District Attorney Kate Kohler prosecuted the case. She praised the victim for coming forward.

“When you do the hard thing, when you do the brave thing, justice will be served,” Kohler said. “And it will not be for nothing.”

“This incident will not define you,” Judge Brian McGuffin added. “You are going to go on to do wonderful things.”

Strother will spend up to one day less than two years in county jail. He must also serve ten years probation.

Judge McGuffin promised to throw Strother in state prison if he violates any part of the sentence.