Thirty-six-year-old Patrick Heise was sentenced in Dodge County District Court.
Heise had pleaded no contest to the charge in June. He will have to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
Deputy County Attorney Mark Boyer pointed to a statement Heise made in a pre-sentenced investigation that he did not feel he had
harmed the young girl, who is autistic.
Heise's attorney argued for a more lenient sentence, saying Heise had no prior criminal history.