Sanders was scheduled to stand trial on the charges next week.
At the hearing Friday, however, Sanders pleaded guilty to Count VI of the charges, which alleges he fondled the girl sometime between July 1 and Nov. 30 of 2014.
As part of the plea agreement with the Allen County Prosecutor's office, Sanders will serve no more than four years in jail, though he can be sentenced to additional time that can be suspended or served on probation. Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck also has the discretion to impose a fine or restitution, and Sanders will be ordered to have no future contact with the victim.
In addition, the prosecutor's office agreed to dismiss the five other charges at Sanders' sentencing.