A Brownsboro man has been sentenced to life in prison for the continuous sexual assault of a young girl.
Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee said David Lynn Sellers, 39, of Brownsboro, was sentenced to life by Judge Carter Tarrance in the 392nd District Court for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
McKee said Sellers entered a guilty plea and opted for the judge to assess his punishment after hearing evidence.
Assistant District Attorneys Jenny Palmer and Daniel Cox prosecuted the case.
McKee said a Henderson County Grand Jury indicted Sellers for the offense in December after an investigation by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
"The investigation began after an outcry was made by an 8-year-old female child who told her mother that Sellers had sexually abused her repeatedly and over a period of time. The child's mother testified at the sentencing hearing that Sellers made the child perform sexual acts before Sellers would provide food for her and her brother," he said.
McKee said he was happy with the sentence and with the work of his office and all of the investigators involved.