ODESSA - An Odessa man will be serving a life sentence after drinking a beer.
75-year-old Willie John Knott, Sr. plead guilty back in 2005 to sexually assaulting a child.
At that time, he was sentenced to 10 years of probation.
But last year, he violated his probation for drinking a beer and was given a life sentence.
Knott appealed but the ruling was upheld.
He won't be eligible for parole until the year 2040.