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Groveland Man Sentenced

A Groveland man is headed to prison for sexual acts against a minor.

The Tuolumne County Superior Court sentenced 38-year-old Brandon Varner to three years in prison for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. The crime happened last May at a Pine Mountain Lake residence. The victim’s mother reported that Varner “inappropriately touched” her daughter.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Varner will serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.