Former Putnman County janitor sentenced to jail

A former Putnam County Schools janitor has been sentenced to jail. 47-year old Michael Timothy Crist was given the maximum sentence Thursday for sexually abusing a teenage family member, after a deal with prosecutors. Crist pleaded guilty in August to sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or person of trust and child abuse resulting in bodily injury. Five other charges were dropped in the plea deal. Crist was sentenced to 10 to 25 years for the sexual abuse charge and one to five years for the child abuse charge.