Court Upholds Sentencing for Convicted Child Molester

Published 07/22 2014 05:42PM

Updated 07/22 2014 05:47PM

Jacob Phillips (Posey County Prosecutor's Office)
Jacob Phillips (Posey County Prosecutor's Office)
An Indiana court upholds the sentence for an Evansville man convicted of sexually molesting a young girl in three Tri-State counties over several years.

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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