“The husband of former U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for raping a seven-year-old girl.
Terryl Gene Peters Sr, 67, also was sentenced on Friday to lifetime probation for one count of child molestation and two counts of attempted child molestation, according to Maricopa County prosecutors.
Peters pleaded guilty to one count of molestation of a child and two counts of attempted molestation.
Peters, of Peoria, Arizona, was accused of sexually abusing the child in April 2008.
The allegation was reported to police in June 2012.
Prosecutors say the victim’s mother called Terryl Peters to confront him in a recorded phone call, and he admitted having sex with the girl.
He was arrested in June 2012 following an investigation.
Mary Peters, 64, served as the nation’s transportation secretary from October 2006 until January 2009 as part of George W Bush’s administration.”