Wintersteller victim lived with years of abuse

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Sex offender Robert “Bobby” Wintersteller, 45, of Belle Center, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, one year shy of the maximum under the law.

He was given four years for sexual battery, a third-degree felony carrying a maximum of five years, and the maximum 12-month sentence for fifth-degree felony gross sexual imposition and ordered to serve the sentences one after the other.

For more on the hearing, in which he defiantly denied the allegations of a relative, see Wednesday’s edition of the Examiner.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Robert “Bobby” Wintersteller points to the daughter of his former girlfriend Tuesday during a statement prior to his sentencing for sexual battery of a relative and gross sexual imposition of a former babysitter. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

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