WINGHAM, ONT. -- A 40-year-old man from Listowel has been sentenced to five months in jail for sexually assaulting his own niece.

A publication ban protects the identity of the man and the victim.

The incident happened last fall.

The 16-year-old victim and her 12-year-old sister were at their uncle’s home in Listowel, when he sexually touched his 16-year-old niece.

The man pleaded guilty in December.

He was sentenced to a little over five months in jail, two years of probation, and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life.