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    Man Whose Child Sex Sentence Caused Uproar Reaches Deal

    A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for a conviction of having sex with a child prompted a nationwide outcry has reached a plea deal in a possession of child pornography case.

    Court documents say Mark Hulett, of Ferrisburgh, was charged after a search of his home in May. The plea agreement was filed Tuesday; details weren't public.

    In the previous case, Hulett pleaded guilty to charges he had sexual contact with a girl over four years beginning when she was 6. Documents say the abuse included oral-genital contact and genital touching. He was sentenced in 2006 to 60 days.

    Hulett wasn't eligible for sex-offender treatment in prison. Judge Edward Cashman said the best way to ensure public safety was to get him out of prison so he could receive treatment.

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    After the state's rules were changed so Hulett could receive treatment in prison, Cashman re-sentenced him.

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