UPDATE: Man sentenced in Wicomico County child sex abuse case

Alonzo Briddell, 58, of Salisbury

A Maryland man convicted for his role in the sexual abuse of a child under the age of ten has been sentenced to decades in the Division of Corrections. 

The Wicomico County State's Attorney Office says on Tuesday, a jury convicted 58-year-old Alonzo Briddell on charges of sex abuse of a minor as a family member, sex abuse of a minor as a temporary custodian, sex offense in the second degree, sex offense in the third degree, sex offense in the fourth degree and assault in the second degree. The charges stem form an August 2017 incident.

At that time, a female victim went to stay at the Salisbury man's residence for the weekend. Authorities say the victim, who was under the age of 10 at the time of the incident, reported that Briddell sexually abused her.

On August 3, Briddell was sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison. He received 15 years for sexual abuse of a minor, and an additional 15 years to run consecutive, for sexual offense in the second degree.

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