76-year-old Sarasota man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child molestation

76-year-old Sarasota man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child molestation
76-year-old Sarasota man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child molestation (Source: Sarasota County Sarasota Sheriff's Office)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A 76-year-old Sarasota man has been convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation on a child under the age of 12.

Wayne Ryder was convicted by a jury last week following a three-day trial. Prosecutors say Ryder sexually abused the victim multiple times between 2011-2016 in both Florida and Illinois.

Follow the verdict, a judge sentenced Ryder to 25 years in prison followed by a lifetime of sex offender probation.

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