Updated: Jul 22, 2018
*Hat Tip: Phillip King
A judge has sentenced a Superior man to decades in prison for abducting and repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenager.
A Douglas County jury convicted 33-year-old Peter Alan Diehl of repeated sexual assault of a child, abduction of a child, and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime during an April trial. On Friday, Judge George Glonek gave Diehl a 60-year sentence, structured as 35 years of initial confinement and 25 years of extended supervision.
Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf says Diehl met the 14-year-old victim online and drove to the State of Virginia to pick her up on August 17, 2015. She was missing for more than a month before the victim's mother received a call from the girl that was traced to Diehl.
The girl was found in Diehl's Superior home, which had no running water or utilities. Fruehauf says a search warrant revealed evidence of sexual abuse and images of child pornography.
The victim said Diehl had sexually assaulted her about 50 times, Fruehauf said.
Earlier, Diehl was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for two federal child pornography counts.