A man convicted of multiple child sex crimes will likely live the rest of his life in a state prison. Monday, Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett sentenced Billy Ray Hutto to 60 years in prison, followed by lifetime probation.
Following a three-day trial, a jury convicted Hutto on Feb. 1 of four counts of child molestation, two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of aggravated sodomy. Each of the aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy counts carried with them mandatory-minimum sentences of 25 years in prison.
Hutto, 46, was tried on a 10-count indictment, with the jury finding him guilty of crimes against his niece and nephew when they were younger than 10 years old. Both are now legal adults. He was found not guilty of two counts relating to the alleged molestation his 5-year-old daughter.