Gaffney man sentenced after confessing to sexually assaulting child

Michael O’Neal Armstrong, 47, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and was...
Michael O’Neal Armstrong, 47, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.(Cherokee Co. Detention Center)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 2:46 PM EDT
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GAFFNEY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A Gaffney man was sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child.

Investigators said the mother of a 13-year-old girl reported the crime in January 2018. According to the victim’s mother, the assaults occurred on multiple occasions over a three-year period.

Michael O’Neal Armstrong was sentenced to 20 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The solicitor’s office said Armstrong has prior criminal convictions for receving stolen goods and a parole revocation.