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A Holts Summit man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison, having been found guilty in a sexual assault case.

Eric Crider

Eric Crider, 34, of Holts Summit, was charged with three counts of child molestation, according to the Callaway County Prosecutor's Office.

Crider was found guilty during a trial last November.

He was charged with committing the offenses against a 13-year-old girl in December 2014. The victim did not immediately report the incident, which had occurred on a weekend. Rather, she waited until returning to school and disclosed to a friend and school authorities. Officials at the school reported the disclosure to law enforcement.

The offenses were enhanced from class B felonies to class A felonies based on Crider's 2010 conviction for child molestation in Pettis County. Crider was sentenced to prison for five years for the Pettis County offense but had been released on parole at the time of the Callaway County offenses.

In the Callaway County case, Crider waived a jury trial and requested a bench trial. Judge Jeff Harris found Crider guilty of all three charges. The judge sentenced Crider to 30 years in prison on each of the three charges and ordered that the sentences be served consecutively to one another for a total of 90 years.

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