A Marion man yesterday was sentenced to 45-years in prison for molesting and abusing the son of his ex-girlfriend.
32-year old Brian Bruce pleaded guilty to charges that he repeatedly molested the boy when he was just three-years old. The boy has Cerebral Palsy and suffered numerous injuries from the molestation.
The boy’s mother…Verlista Luckey…is now serving time in prison after pleading guilty to charges of Neglect of a Dependant. She pleaded guilty to knowingly leaving her son with Bruce and was aware of the molestation.
Grant County Superior Court One Judge Jeffrey Todd sentenced Bruce to 45-years in prison, stating that 85-percent of the sentence must be served before Bruce is eligible for parole.
According to the “Chronicle-Tribune,” Bruce’s attorney says they will appeal the sentence.