Lafayette man sentenced for felony child molesting

A Lafayette man was sentenced to 71 years in prison for child molesting and an escape attempt.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 5:06 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man was sentenced to 71 years in prison for child molesting and an escape attempt. Michael Joe Cochran was found guilty in May after a bench trial on multiple counts of child molesting, being a habitual offender, and pled guilty to escape.

Cochran was sentenced today to 66 years for the below convictions, and 5 years for the escape for a total of 71 years to be served in the Indiana DOC.

Count 1: Child Molesting, F1
Count 2: Child Molesting, F1
Count 3: Child Molesting, F4
Count 5: Child Molesting, F4
Count 6: False Informing, MB
Habitual Offender
Count 1: Escape, F5

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