Man gets 126-year molestation sentence

(WLFI Photo, file)
(WLFI Photo, file)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern man convicted of repeatedly molesting a girl over several years, leaving her traumatized, has received a 126-year prison sentence.

Forty-four-year-old Jeffrey Buzzard was sentenced Friday, a month after an Allen County jury convicted him of five counts each of child molesting and child seduction.

His victim, who’s now a young woman, testified Friday that Buzzard’s sexual attacks had left her with physical pain and emotional anguish, suicidal thoughts and trouble with relationships.

The Journal Gazette reports her ordeal came to light two years ago when she was voluntarily admitted to a hospital for treatment for mental health issues.

During treatment, she disclosed that Buzzard molested her from the time she was in the fourth grade until she was 18 in June 2011. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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