Man sentenced for child molesting

Cornellious Brown (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Cornellious Brown (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A man will spend decades behind bars after pleading guilty to child molesting last month.

Cornellious Brown, 51, currently of Lafayette was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said Brown tried to have sex with an 8-year-old girl multiple times, the most recent incident being in May 2013.

During interviews, the girl was able to identify Brown for police.

Harrington said Brown initially denied the allegations, but later admitted to several inappropriate interactions with the girl. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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