Hammond man given 7-year prison term in child molesting

2013-07-04T00:05:00Z Hammond man given 7-year prison term in child molestingBy Bill Dolan bill.dolan@nwi.com, (219) 662-5328 nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr.  sentenced a 23-year-old Hammond man to seven years in prison Wednesday for molesting a young family member over a period of time.

A jury last month found Christopher M. Galvan guilty of performing sex acts with an 8-year-old girl. The prosecutor's office filed felony charges against him in February 2012. Court records show Galvan also had lived in Westville in LaPorte County and Titusville, Fla.

Court records indicate Galvan wants to appeal his conviction, but has no private money to do so. The judge advised the public defender to do so at public expense.

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