Jody Hilliard, 73 was formally sentenced in Stephens County Court Wednesday afternoon for five counts of lewd or indecent acts to child under the age of 12.

District Judge Ken Graham listened to testimony for two hours from the District Attorney's office and the defense, pronouncing his sentence after both parties rested.

Graham sentenced Hilliard to 25 years for each count to run concurrently and suspended all but seven years of the sentence.

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