On Tuesday, February 7th, Ronald Stewart, age 64, appeared in Switzerland County Court for sentencing.
Stewart had been convicted by a jury on January 11th, of two counts of child molesting. The Court determined that Stewart had a prior conviction for sodomy in the State of Kentucky and a failure to register as a sex offender, also in the State of Kentucky.
The Court pronounced a sentence of 10 years on each count plus an additional six years on each count for repeat sex offender, for a total sentence of 32 years.
With credit for time already served and for good behavior, Stewart’s expected earliest possible release date will be sometime in 2039.
Stewart is expected to appeal.