Child molester sentenced to life in prison

James Cox, 31, convicted in June 2012

Published On: Jan 15 2014 04:59:56 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 05:00:18 PM EST

A man convicted of molestation was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

James Robert Cox, 31, was charged in November on one count of lewd or lascivious molestation.

Authorities learned of Cox's sexual activity with a 7-year-old girl in June 2012. Cox inappropriately touched the girl while she was asleep.