GREENFIELD — A New Palestine man who molested at least four children over a period of several years was sentenced Thursday to 100 years in prison, the longest sentence in recent county history.
Michael Spencer, 43, pleaded guilty to five felony charges Thursday afternoon as part of a plea agreement accepted in Hancock Circuit Court. Spencer received 25 years for each of three counts of Class A felony child molest; 20 years for one count of Class B felony vicarious sexual gratification and five years for one count of Class C felony child molest.
Spencer’s sentences will be served consecutively in the Department of Correction. The sentence ensures Spencer likely will spend the rest of his life in prison: Even with good behavior, by Indiana law, he will be required to serve roughly 85 years.