MILFORD, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania man accused of shooting his teenage daughter more than a dozen times with a BB gun last spring has been sentenced to three to six years in prison.

Forty-one-year-old Sean Brown pleaded guilty last week in Pike County to child endangerment, simple assault and obstruction.

Authorities said the Bushkill man shot his 14-year-old daughter a total of 17 times on March 31 and then didn’t provide the girl with any treatment.

State police began investigating after a nurse at the girl’s school noticed several small, open wounds on her body. Officials said the girl then told her what had happened.

Officials said Brown is the first resident of the county convicted under a new law making it a crime to obstruct investigators in child abuse cases.