Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:00 am
Local man gets 114 years for molesting child
MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette
A Fort Wayne man was sentenced Tuesday to more than a century behind bars for multiple counts of child molesting.
Jurors last month convicted Curtis L. Williams, 26, on charges of child molesting, dissemination of matter harmful to minors and battery to a person younger than 14. He was sentenced Tuesday in Allen Superior Court to 1141/2 years behind bars.
“It's due to the courage of the victim, the efforts of law enforcement and the multidisciplinary team that works child victim cases in Allen County that this offender was held accountable,” Allen County Deputy Prosecutor Tesa Helge said.
The mother of the child and the victim spoke Tuesday at a sentencing hearing, and Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull sentenced Williams to the maximum allowed for the charges. He had been on the sex offender registry for a prior conviction, according to a news release, and the judge cited that at the hearing.
The crimes occurred between December 2016 and July 2018.
Williams also was recently charged with felony possession of a firearm by a serious violent offender.