Grover Layne, 51, of Leesburg, will spend at least 26 years in prison for admitting to sexual misconduct with a minor.
Layne was initially charged with child molesting, a class A felony, on Jan. 1, 2008. A second same charge was filed on Jan. 1, 2010, and a third charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, a class B felony, was filed Feb. 20, 2012.
In a plea deal, Layne admitted to having sexual relations with a female under the age of 14 years old. In his ruling, Kosciusko Superior Court I Judge Duane Huffer sentenced Layne to a 30-year credit restricted penalty in the Indiana Department of Corrections. That, according to Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton, means Layne will serve at least 26 years in prison.
Family members said Layne violated a trust with a child familiar to him. A probable cause affidavit provided by the prosecutor’s office noted the victim was approximately 8 years old when Layne began having intercourse with the girl and that it occurred “at least 100 times” from 2008 to 2012.