Palm Coast man sentenced to 30 years for molesting girl

Published On: Oct 02 2012 11:16:10 AM EDT
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -

A 44-year-old Palm Coast man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for sexual activity with a child and 15 years in prison for molesting a child in Putnam County.

Circuit Judge Carlos E. Mendoza sentenced Michael Canaday to concurrent terms.

A Putnam County jury found Canaday guilty last month of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child between the ages of 12 and 16, a second-degree felony; and sexual activity with a child, a first-degree felony.

Canaday would go into the girl's bedroom and wake her up when he molested her in a home in Putnam County.

The crimes happened between August 2004 and July 2008.