Man Convicted of Child Molestation, Again
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — A convicted child molester is back in jail, found guilty of having molested a child one year before he had assaulted his other victim. James Sturgel was convicted of two counts of child molestation Friday after a Dearborn County jury deliberated for over three hours. Sturgel was released from prison last October on good behavior. He was serving a 15-year sentence for molesting a 5-year-old child his mother’s roommate babysat in 2008. Prosecutors said a second victim, who was 6 years old at the time, said Sturgel molested her in 2006 and 2007 while she was in the roommate’s foster care. Sturgel now faces up to 28 years in prison.