simmonsA Topock man has pled guilty to a reduced charge for improperly touching a young girl. Authorities said the 13-year-old was groped below the waist while she was sleeping the day after Christmas in 2014.

The plea agreement spares Steven Simmons from a possible prison sentence. Simmons could get up to a year in jail when he is placed on probation for at least ten years when sentenced May 27.