Middle Island man sentenced to 25 years for sexually abusing ex-girlfriend's child

A Middle Island man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend's daughter.
Lucas Hires was also sentenced to 20 years of post-released supervision on Wednesday.
He was found guilty in April of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
Prosecutors say the victim, who is now 9 years old, had been sexually abused for nearly a year starting when she was only 6 years old.