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Man sentenced for child molesting, sexual misconduct

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Hope man who admitted to sexually molesting two girls was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday. However, the Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge suspended four of the those years.

Michael Campbell, 63, was also ordered to pay $5,129 in restitution according to court records obtained by 24-Hour News 8’s partners at the Columbus Republic.

Campbell was charged with two counts of child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor late last year. A third charge was dropped as part of a plea deal.

Police say the girls told them Campbell repeatedly touched them in an inappropriate sexual manner. According to the probable cause affidavit, the molestations resulted in harm, injury or significant damage to the his victims.

According to court records, the molestations took place during January and June 2014.

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