Former Fairfax Middle School vice principal Donald Ricketts was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for molesting an underage girl.

Ricketts had pleaded no contest last month to one count of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old. Six other felonies were dismissed against him in return for the plea.

Ricketts and the girl knew each other through Fairfax Assembly of God Church. The girl reported that Ricketts molested her during a three-year period by touching her inappropriately over and under her clothes. She said the incidents occurred primarily at church but once at the school.