BURLEY — A Malta man was sentenced to jail last week on a charge of misdemeanor injury to a child after police said he inappropriately touched a young child.
Kevin Allen Christiansen, 53, was originally charged with one count of felony lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16. The charge was amended to the misdemeanor charge.
He was sentenced in Cassia County Magistrate Court to 365 days in jail with 362 days suspended and credit for three days that he served in jail. Christiansen was placed on two years of supervised probation and ordered to undergo counseling with a licensed therapist until he is released.
Christiansen was originally charged after the 11-year-old child was interviewed during the Children at Risk Evaluation Services interview last May in Twin Falls.
The girl told officials that she went into a bedroom at a Malta residence and Christiansen asked her to get in bed with him. The girl said he touched her inappropriately one time between January and May 2016.