Man, 65, sentenced to life in child sex case

Michael McPherson convicted on 2 counts of sexual battery, count of molestation

Michael McPherson
Michael McPherson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 65-year-old man convicted in September on several child sex counts has been sentenced to mandatory life in prison.

Michael James McPherson was found guilty of two counts of sexual battery and one count of lewd or lascivious molestation. 

In April 2015, the victim's step-father contacted authorities about sexual abuse that occurred between the child and McPherson. The investigation revealed that on multiple occasions, McPherson performed sexually inappropriate acts on the victim when she was 7 years old.