SALEM — A Salem man will spend the next five years on probation and must register as a sex offender after pleading guilty Thursday to sexually abusing two girls over a period of several years. 

Corey Eaton, 30, formerly of 8 Glendale St., Salem, was sentenced to a year in prison. But with credit for the time he's spent at Middleton Jail since his arrest last November, the sentence was deemed served by Salem Superior Court Judge Thomas Drechsler. 

Eaton pleaded guilty to five counts of child rape. 

Eaton was a friend of the girls' family and frequently visited their home when they were younger. 

A prosecutor said earlier this year that Eaton allegedly slipped into the girls' bedrooms through windows he had unlocked during earlier visits to the home. 

In addition to registering as a sex offender, Eaton will be required to wear a GPS bracelet to monitor his location, undergo a sex offender evaluation and treatment, and have no contact with either of the victims, including an order that he stay away from their homes, schools and workplaces. 

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, by email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @SNJulieManganis. 

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