Norman Hunt Sr. (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Greenville man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for multiple sex crimes against a minor.
Solicitor Walt Wilkins said 68-year-old Norman Hunt was convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and one count of lewd act on a minor.
Hunt was sentenced by Judge J. Derham Cole to concurrent sentences of 15 years, 20 years, 30 years and life without parole.
Wilkins said at trial it was determined that between 2003 and 2011, Hunt sexually abused the minor. Wilkins said the abuse began when the child was 5 years old.
In May 2012, Greenville County deputies said that when two people, identified as 46-year-old Norman Hunt Jr. and 35-year-old Olivia Ross-Hunt, both of Greer, found out about the abuse, they opened a bank account and instructed Hunt Sr. to deposit money into the account to keep them silent.
When family members of the victim found out about the abuse, they called authorities, according to investigators.
According to Wilkins, Hunt was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor in 1988.
Hunt will not be eligible for parole.
Hunt Jr. and Ross-Hunt were each charged with blackmail and child neglect in 2012.
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