Jacob Phillips was arrested in 2010 after the victim reported the abuse. He was convicted in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties and sentenced to a combined 85 years.
Phillips had challenged his sentence from a judge in Posey County that added another 15 years to his sentence. Today, the appeals court upheld the ruling, calling the sentence "appropriate".
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