Man sentenced to life for child molestation

Life imprisonment plus 40 years was handed down as punishment Thursday to a man convicted of child molestation.

An indictment said Wilce Goetz committed an unknown number of sex acts with a child younger than 16 between Jan. 8 and May 21, 2010. He was also accused of touching the girl in a lewd manner.

A jury convicted him Thurs­day of the charges. Goetz was sentenced to life for aggravated child molestation, followed by consecutive sentences of 20 years for two counts of child molestation.