LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fifty-seven-year-old Paul Dewayne Staggs II received a 44-year sentence Monday for molesting a boy younger than 10.
Staggs molested the boy in January 2021, and he was arrested in March 2021 at the conclusion of a Lafayette police investigation that resulted in a search warrant served at Staggs house in the 800 block of Somerset Drive on March 18, 2021.
Staggs molested the boy while he was supposed to be babysitting the child.
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The boy and his family stayed at Staggs’ house for about a week, and he told an adult of the molestation after they were no longer staying at Staggs’ home.
Staggs was convicted last month after a bench trial in Tippecanoe Superior 1.
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