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.