Doherty, 69, pleaded no contest Jan. 14 to six charges of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child for alleged assaults committed in the 1990s on a man now 26 years old, The Miami Herald reported.
The sentence came under terms of a plea bargain reached with Broward County prosecutors. Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Gillespie accepted the plea deal.
In pleading no contest, Doherty maintains his innocence and avoids a trial but assumes the penalty of a conviction. He must also register as a sex offender, the newspaper noted.