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A Magna man accused of sexually assaulting a boy with a video game controller has been sentenced.
Nicholas B. Parry, 27, avoided prison when he was sentenced this week by 3rd District Judge Randall Skanchy. Instead, Parry was given credit for the 385 days he had already spent in jail. He also was placed on probation for 36 months.
Last year, Parry was charged with first-degree felony object rape of a child. According to court documents, a 12-year-old boy was having a sleep-over with friends in Magna, and Parry also was present. While playing video games, the boy did something Parry did not like, documents state, and Parry took a toy gun used to play the Wii gaming system, held the boy down and sexually assaulted the boy with the gun. The court documents say the next morning the boy did something else to upset Parry and Parry did it again.
Parry pleaded guilty this year to a lesser second-degree felony child abuse charge and the object rape count was dismissed.