MORGANTOWN — Matthew Long will serve five to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing an 8-year-old.

Monongalia County Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Fitz said that on Nov. 13, Judge Phillip Gaujot sentenced Long to the prison term for first-degree sexual assault. He previously pleaded guilty to the felony.

Police said the victim told officials that the incident happened at a Brockway Avenue residence where she and Long both stayed. She told officials that Long touched her in inappropriate areas. Long told police that the 8-year-old victim flirted with him and admitted to touching the child.