Former bank president accused of child molestation sentenced to 2 years

By: Newscenter 16 Email
By: Newscenter 16 Email

The former president of a local bank, who was accused of molesting a young girl in her Granger home has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

45-year-old William Peterson was initially charged with child molestation when he was allegedly found with his hands down the pants of a six-year-old girl back in 2008.

He was fired as president of the St. Joseph-based Edgewater Bank shortly after his arrest.

Last year, Peterson pled guilty to a lesser charge of sexual battery.

But this past April, a judge found out he didn't live up to the terms of his plea deal that would have kept him off the sex offender registry.

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