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Judge imposes 30-year prison sentence on Pensacola man for sexually assaulting child

Escambia Circuit Judge Jennie Kinsey sentenced a Pensacola man to 30 years in state prison on Monday after pleading multiple counts of child sexual assault.

Michael Tracy Tedder, 30, has also been named as a sexual predator and sex offender.

According to a press release from the state’s attorney’s office, his charges included multiple counts of sexual assault by a person under family authority and lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of a minor.

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“This defendant preyed on children who should have been able to trust him,” attorney Carrie Gilmer said in a statement. “With the sentence imposed, Mr. Tedder will no longer be able to harm innocent children.”

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local elementary school last year after a child disclosed sexual abuse to a school counselor.

During the investigation, authorities determined that Tedder had abused other victims.

Benjamin Johnson can be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8578

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Pensacola man Michael Tedder sentenced to 30 years for child sex abuse