SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. — The Scott County man found guilty on 83 charges of sex crimes against children was sentenced to 60 years on Monday, July 15, according to the Scott County District Attorney General's Office.
Scott County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton sentenced Christopher N. Cox to the maximum allowable sentence under the law, according to a release from the DA's office.
On April 3, Cox was found guilty of 81 counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of rape of a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
It took a jury less than an hour to convict him.
He was captured in Oklahoma on Dec. 21, 2016 after running from authorities for two days.
The sentence will be served in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.
This case was investigated by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children’s Services. The staff at the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands, including their facility dog Lucia, assisted throughout the prosecution of the case. At trial the State was represented by Assistant District Attorney Jordan Howanitz and Lindsey C. Cadle.