Man Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison for Sexually Assaulting a Child

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Another man was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of child is heading to state prison.

36-year-old Howard Eugene Taylor was convicted on Wednesday.

A jury spent two-and-a-half hours behind closed doors, and decided to send him to jail for five years.

Taylor also was sentenced to ten years probation on an indecency with a child conviction.

Both convictions come from the summer of 2005 when Taylor molested a seven year old girl on two different occasions.

When Taylor gets out of prison, he'll have to register as a sex offender.