HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was found in his home a year after she disappeared was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday.

Adam Gault, 42, of West Hartford, who pleaded guilty in March, apologized and said he will "regret this for as long as I live."

The girl was 14 when she ran away from her Bloomfield home in 2006. Police had assumed she was dead by the time they searched Gault's house in June 2007 seeking evidence of her fate. They found her hiding in a storage closet.