MUNCIE, Ind. - An Ohio man convicted of molesting a 6-month-old girl, infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease, has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.
The Star Press reports Delaware Circuit Judge Kimberly Dowling told 25-year-old Bryan Michael Strickler of Streetsboro, Ohio, during the sentencing Monday that his case represented "the worst of the worst" crimes, the state's standard for imposition of a maximum sentence.
Public defender Sam Beasley had earlier called a probation officer's recommendation of a maximum sentence "inexcusable." Strickler had pleaded for leniency, saying he was not a bad person and he was sorry.
Strickler was convicted of child molesting and attempted child molesting in a bench trial last month.
Authorities said the girl was molested in the fall of 2011.