Man gets 20 years for molesting girl

Published On: Nov 16 2012 04:22:33 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 16 2012 04:24:03 PM EST

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Wesley Fullard Sr.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 43-year-old Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Friday morning to five counts of attempted sexual battery and one count of showing obscene materials to a minor.

Wesley Fullard Sr. was sentenced after his guilty plea to 20 years in prison, followed by 120 years of sex offender probation.

In October 2011, an 11-year-old girl told police that Fullard repeatedly sexually abused her for at least four years. While Fullard pleaded to charges of attempted sexual battery, he admitted in open court that he did sexually abuse the child.

"The victim's family agreed this defendant could plead to a lesser charge of 'attempted' sexual battery in order to spare the little girl of facing her abuser at trial and reliving the crimes done to her," said Assistant State Attorney Stacie French.

As part of the sentence, Fullard was deemed a sexual predator.

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