ANDERSON, Ind. (Herald Bulletin) - A 100-year sentence for an Anderson child molester has been upheld.
Tracy Lawrence, 41, was convicted of two felony counts of child molestation and received a 100-year sentence. The incidents spanned four years, from 2007 – 2011, 24-Hour News 8's news partner The Herald Bulletin reports.
Lawrence was convicted and sentenced in May 2012, but had his appeal denied on Tuesday.
The family of the victim say Lawrence was the child's babysitter, and began performing sexual acts with her when she was 5 years old.
A Madison Circuit Court judge determined Lawrence's previous child molestation convictions and his role as a babysitter, which put him in a position of trust, should add to the severity of the sentence.
There will be no federal assistance for tornado victims in Kokomo, but the State of Indiana will appeal that ruling from the federal government.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the area starting Friday night and ending at noon on Saturday.
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