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Appeals Court Upholds Molester's Sentence

(Indianapolis, IN) - A convicted LaPorte child molester got no sympathy from the Indiana Court of Appeals.


According to records, 48-year-old Kristopher Blouir pled guilty to felony charges of child molesting and sexual misconduct earlier this year. LaPorte Circuit Judge Tom Alevizos issued a 36-year sentence, with 30 years to be served in prison. Blouir appealed the decision, requesting the 20-year minimum.


The appeals court heard testimony that Blouir had disparaged the victim, his daughter, while in prison, which cast doubt on his remorse. The court also cited Blouir's already-reduced sentence, his previous brushes with the law, reported alcohol abuse, and psychiatric evaluations as reasons that leniency was not warranted.


The three-member court upheld the 30-year prison term.

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