Kristopher Dohm has been in jail for more than two years

NEWTON — Kristopher Dohm was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison for disappearing with his two young sons for more than a month in 2015, prompting a massive nationwide search.

Superior Court Judge William McGovern imposed the maximum sentence for Dohm, who pleaded guilty March 8 to two counts of second-degree interference of custody.

“It was a very selfish, thoughtless action, or series of actions, that he set in motion,” McGovern said.

Dohm, 38, who had been living in Hopatcong, apologized in court for his actions.

“I feel terribly for what I have done and I regret my actions,” Dohm said.

Dohm had a shared parenting agreement with the boys’ mother, his former wife. They were 8 and 7 years old at the time.

Sandra Hughes Dohm reported them missing on Feb. 9, 2015, when they were not returned to her home in Landing by Dohm.

He and his boys were found at a Florida hotel on March 18, 2015.

The boys’ mother addressed the judge prior to sentencing, recounting her heartache during the six weeks the boys were missing.

“It was a struggle not to be overtaken by feelings of helplessness,” she said.

Dohm has spent more than two years in jail since his arrest and will be eligible to apply for parole in just over a year.

Rob Jennings may be reached at rjennings@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobJenningsNJ. Find NJ.com on Facebook

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News

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