INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in prison after being convicted in February on four child pornography charges.
According to a release, Ali AL-Awadi, 22 of Indianapolis, was a former day care provider at Children’s Choice Learning Center at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
It’s reported that he molested a four year old girl while she was napping and took several sexually explicit photos of her on his cell phone.
At the trial she testified that he fondled her and hurt her.
“I want to thank and commend the victim and her family for standing up and bravely confronting this child molester on the day she was victimized and again two years later in a federal courthouse,” said Minkler. “While no sentence will bring back the innocence or relieve the pain she suffered but her brave deeds undoubtedly saved more children that would have been victimized by the defendant. I would encourage anyone victimized by a child molester to immediately report the crime to law enforcement.”
Al-Awadi was also charged by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office on one count of child molesting, a level three felony. He faces an additional sentence of up to 16 years if convicted of that charge.
Prosecutors said Al-Awadi faces 15 years of supervised release after his sentence.