GIRL FORGIVES STEPDAD IN CRIME (Teen secretly taped says ordeal has made her stronger; judge, however, gives man 1 12 to 3-year term)

Christopher Sweeney, a 39 year old Patchogue man, was found guilty by a judge in December of three counts of unlawful surveillance, endangering the welfare of a child and cocaine possession.  His teenage stepdaughter thanked him for making me a fighter as he was sent to prison yesterday.  Sweeney secretly videotaped nude images of the girl and her mother in their bathroom.  He was sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison.  His victims were also issued an order of protection.

(New York)