IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for molesting a 13-year-old girl.

The Post Register reports that 41-year-old Glen Ward of Idaho Falls received the sentence Wednesday in 7th District Court. He'll be eligible for parole after seven years.

Ward pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor younger than 16 as part of an agreement. Prosecutors dropped an additional charge of lewd conduct with a minor younger than 16 as part of the deal.