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Prison for La Porte Child Molester

(La Porte, IN) - Another La Porte County child molester was given a 30-year prison sentence today.

57-year-old Hilbert Butts was sentenced after pleading guilty on two counts in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to authorities, the La Porte man engaged in sexual activity with a girl starting In 2013 when she was eight years old. The activity went on until she was fourteen, authorities said.


At least 22 years of the sentence will be served in prison. The balance of the term will be on probation while Butts takes part in a program designed to correct the behavior of sex offenders.

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