Man gets life in prison for molesting infant girl

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a northwestern Indiana man to life in prison plus 85 years for repeatedly sexually molesting an infant over a 14-month period.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano on Thursday rejected a request by 40-year-old Christopher Bour for the mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison, calling the Gary man’s crime too “horrific” during the Hammond court hearing.

The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports Bour pleaded guilty in January to buying a child for sex, possessing child pornography and three counts of producing child pornography.

He admitted paying Gary resident Natisha Hillard $500 to have sex with a 4-month-old infant girl. That arrangement lasted until the child was 18 months old.

Hillard also pleaded guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing. 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 or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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