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60-years for mc molester

Monday, January 08, 2018 16:34 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A 60-year prison sentence has been given to a Michigan City man for molesting a 12-year old girl.

Eugene Tschopp received 30-years Thursday on each level 1 felony child molesting count a LaPorte Superior Court 1 jury found him guilty of in October.

According to court documents, the 45-year old Tschopp was living with the girl's family when the molestings almost daily for about six weeks began in December of 2016.

Opportunity for Tschopp often presented itself when the mother of the victim left for work before she had to get up for school.

The victim too scared to tell anyone eventually told her father after encouraged by her

8-year old sister, police said.

LaPorte County Prosecutor John Espar said there was no substantial physical evidence

but testimony from the younger sister about the activities inside the home and experts in the sexual assault field collaborated the victim's claims.

''We were very pleased with the court's sentence and pleased, obviously, with the outcome of the case,'' Espar said.