Francis L. Knox, 57, spoke to Judge Thomas Zonay in Rutland criminal court on Thursday before being sentenced. Knox was scheduled to serve five to eight years. Knox pleaded guilty in Rutland criminal court on Sept. 5 to one felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct in one case and one felony count each of lewd and lascivious conduct and second-degree unlawful restraint in another case. This story is expected to be updated for the April 5 edition of the Rutland Herald.

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