From District Attorney Rob Bovett
Robert Bailey sentenced to 66 years in prison for child sex abuse
Following a two week trial, a Lincoln County jury convicted Robert Bailey, 41, of six counts of Sexual Abuse, and three counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration involving a young girl.
On Tuesday, March 13th, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Branford sentenced Bailey to 66 years in prison.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kylie Andrisa who gave much credit to the brother of the young victim who reported the abuse.
“Every little girl should be so lucky to have a big brother like this little girl has,” Andrisa said. “One whom she feels close to, and can tell her secrets to. He is the hero in this case. If not for him, this abuse might never have stopped.”
The investigation and prosecution posed special challenges. Some of the evidence could not be used against the defendant, who once served briefly as a police officer. Law enforcement and child welfare investigators worked hard to maintain the integrity of the investigation, which was noted by Judge Branford during sentencing.
Andrisa also gave thanks to the jury. “I am so grateful to the jury for being willing to hear a case like this, and for their thoughtful deliberations,” Andrisa added. “This is the kind of case that will stay with a juror forever. We, as a society, owe a debt of gratitude to the jurors willing to do this service.”
“Ms Andrisa did a phenomenal job with this case,” said District Attorney Rob Bovett. “But, in her typical fashion, she is humble and gives credit to others.”
The Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office takes a strong stand against all sexual assault, and all abuse of children, and will continue to aggressively seek to hold offenders accountable for such crimes whenever possible.
For more information, contact Rob Bovett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-265-4145.