(SEYMOUR) – A Norman man received an 80-year prison sentence on three counts of child molesting.
Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Richard Poynter sentenced 39-year-old Jason Bellamy on Thursday on two felony counts of child molesting and one felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor associated with child molesting.
Bellamy was found guilty of the charges by a jury on April 18, 2019.
He received 35 years on each of the Level 1 felonies and 10 years on the sexual misconduct charge. The sentences will be served consecutively in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Bellamy was arrested April 21, 2017 following an investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Division into allegations of child molestation reported by the Jackson County Department of Child Services.
During an interview at Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana in Dillsboro, a child said she had been living with a relative in Crothersville when the incidents began. The child said multiple incidents occurred for months during 2016. The incidents included sexual intercourse with Bellamy.
During a police interview Bellamy denied having any sexual contact or inappropriate interactions with the child, but refused to provide a DNA sample or undergo a lie detector test.