Seymour man sentenced in child molesting case

Seymour man sentenced in child molesting case

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A 56-year-old man who earlier pleaded guilty to attempting to molest a child received a 14-year prison term on Tuesday afternoon in Jackson Circuit Court.

Larry Wayne Cockerham of Seymour pleaded guilty to that Class Bfelony charge during a hearing on July 10 in front of Senior Judge Bill Vance.

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Vance suspended six years of that sentence and ordered Cockerham to spend them on supervised probation.

Seymour Police Detective Brian Moore says Cockerham’s arrest stems from an incident with a girl younger than 13-years-old. That incident was reported by a family member.

Moore says the girl lives in Jennings County and had been visiting a relative in Seymour when Cockerham allegedly molested the girl.