Bunnell man sentenced to life for child molestation

Published On: Jul 09 2014 06:23:16 PM EDT

Booking photo of Thomas Underwood


A Bunnell man plead no contest on Wednesday to eight felonies related to sexual crimes against children and was sentenced to life in prison.

Thomas Underwood, 32, was found guilty by Circuit Judge David Walsh on one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and seven counts of sexual battery on a minor. Walsh sentenced Underwood to 30 years prison on the seven sexual battery counts, followed by a consecutive life sentence on the molestation count.

The assistant state attorney filed a motion asking the court to declare Underwood a registered sexual predator, which is consequence required by statute for the conviction.

Underwood committed the crimes against several victims in the mid-1990s. The victims came forward to report the crimes 16 years later.


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