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November 4, 2013

Man sentenced for 40 years on molest conviction

ANDERSON — A man who pleaded guilty to five felony counts of child molest accused his 7-year-old victim of coming on to him.

Shaun P. Cox, 29, who was already in prison on other charges, was sentenced to 40 more years by Madison Circuit Court 3 Judge Thomas Newman on Monday. As part of the plea agreement, Cox will be allowed to serve all five counts concurrently. Deputy prosecutor Steve Koester said he asked Newman for a 50-year sentence for Cox.

According to a probable cause affidavit of the incident, Cox admitted to molesting the young girl “four or five” times since Jan. 1, and estimated the dates were between Jan. 1 and Jan. 6. Each time, Cox and the girl were together at Cox’s grandmother’s house in the 2300 block of Locust Street. Cox told police that each time it happened, the victim asked to be touched.

Cox also reportedly admitted to police that he needed counseling and he knew what he was doing was wrong.

The attacks were brought to police attention on Jan. 14, when the victim’s grandmother reported that the girl told her she was touched by Cox. The girl told police that after each incident, Cox would order her not to tell anyone.

Cox and five others had been arrested on a drug bust just two days prior on Jan. 12. According to the probable cause affidavit of that incident, Cox, Robert A. Powell, 28; Christian M. Cox, 27; Patrick L. Cox, 49; Tyler J. Goodman, 27; and Linzi M. Schmidt, 26, all of Anderson, met at the house in the 2300 block of Locust Street to have a “pot-smoking party.”

Seven children, ages 12 to 7 months, who were brought to the house were taken into child protective services custody.

According to the affidavit, police found the children playing and crawling around the house in conditions they described as “filthy.”

Shaun Cox was already on probation after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance in 2011, according to public record documents. Cox’s charge of maintaining a common nuisance in that case is still pending in Madison Circuit Court 3, with a trial date of Nov. 19.

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