In Lincoln County Court, a man could avoid prison time for sexually assaulting his children’s babysitter. 54 year old Steven Bailey has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. He was arrested by Tomahawk police in the summer of 2015 after a 15-year-old babysitter told police Bailey had sex with her even though she didn’t want to. Bailey faced three felony counts for the crime, but Lincoln County District Attorney Galen Bayne-Allison agreed to dismiss two felonies for a guilty plea on one. The deal would send Bailey to jail for a year, put him on probation after that, and force him to register as a sex offender for life. Bailey will be sentenced July 25th.