County man guilty of child molesting

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A jury trial was held in Switzerland Circuit Court on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 10th-11th.

The Defendant, Ronald Stewart, was charged with two counts of child molesting. After several hours of deliberation a jury of 12 people found him guilty of both counts. Stewart was also found guilty of being a repeat sexual offender, having been pre-viously convicted of the sex offense of sodomy in the State of Kentucky in 1995.

Stewart is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7th, 2017. He faces a maximum sentence of 12 years on each count, plus an additional six years on each for being a repeat sexual offender.

The State of Indiana was represented by Prosecuting Attorney Monica Hensley, and Stewart was represented by attorneys Del-la Swincher of Vevay and Devon Sharpe of Madison.