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Child molester gets 10-year sentence.

A homeless man who admitted molesting a 12-year-old autistic boy on a St. Paul park bench was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

Charles J. Sathers, 59, admitted that he engaged in oral sex with the boy in Nov., at Kellogg Park.

Several passersby saw the incident, and one of them called police. Witnesses who reported the assault told police they couldn't believe their eyes.

The boy, who was spending time in the park while his father worked, told the police that Sathers made him do it.

"The courts made the right decision," the father, who asked not to be named to protect the identity of his son, said. "I left it up to the criminal justice system."