Indiana Supreme Court upholds sentence for woman convicted of child molesting

The Indiana Supreme Court is upholding Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Randy Williams' 40-year sentence for a woman who performed sexual acts on a young child.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 5:09 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 5:37 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Supreme Court is upholding Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Randy Williams' 40-year sentence for a woman who performed sexual acts on a young child.

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This comes after the Indiana Court of Appeals reduced it to 30 years.

In May of 2016, prosecutors charged Jessica McCain following an investigation by Lafayette police.

Court documents say McCain filmed herself on a borrowed cell phone as she molested a one-year-old child.

She was discovered after she returned the phone with the video still on it.

Prosecutors say McCain confessed to LPD investigators.

The advisory term for that child molesting charge is between 20 and 50 years.

Williams sentenced McCain to 38 years in prison and two years on supervised probation.

However, McCain appealed the sentence and won.

The appeals court found 40 years to be inappropriate.

The Indiana Supreme Court overruled the appeal on Wednesday.

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