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.

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