A man has pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Connecticut girl found at his home after a yearlong disappearance.
Prosecutors are recommending a 30-year prison sentence for 42-year-old Adam Gault of West Hartford.
Judge David Gold indicated Wednesday that he will order at least 20 years in prison.
Gault pleaded guilty to eight charges, including second-degree sexual assault and kidnapping.
Authorities say the girl was 14 when she ran away from home to live with Gault in 2006. Police, who feared she was dead, found her hiding in a small storage area during a search of Gault's home last June. Gault's wife and another woman living with him were also arrested.