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Man sentenced for sexual abuse

ALBANY--A Cohoes man has been sentenced to 3 years in State Prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse.

Authorities say on February 2, 2013, Francis Crispell, 28, of Cohoes entered a woman's home in Watervliet. They say Crispell knew the woman, but entered without her permission. Investigators say that while the woman was asleep, Crispell inappropriately touched her for his own gratification.

After his release, the defendant will be required to register as a Sex Offender.