A man was sentenced to 130 years in prison on sex charges in a Buchanan County courtroom Thursday afternoon.

Joseph Sousley received the sentence from Circuit Judge Dan Kellogg. The sentence, which Kellogg ordered to be served consecutively, contained three 40-year terms for three counts of sodomy in the first degree and one 10-year sentence for a count of sexual abuse in the first degree.

During Sousley’s sentencing, the court heard impact statements from both Sousley’s victim and her mother. The victim’s mother said she would have to live with feelings that she failed to protect her child for the rest of her life.

“Never in one million years would I have thought the real monster was sitting at my own table,” the victim’s mother said.

During the impact statements, Sousley could be seen making comments to his defense attorney, Andrew Parmenter, something prosecutor Kristina Ziet pointed out to Kellogg prior to the sentence being delivered.

“It’s clear that he had no remorse for what he did,” Ziet said.

Sousley maintained his innocence throughout the sentencing, taking aim at his defense lawyer in the process, saying Parameter failed to properly represent him. Sousley did file for a new trial, which Kellogg overruled.

Sousley would be required to serve at least 85 percent of each of his three sodomy sentences (34 out of 40 years), with a total minimum of 102 years needing to be served, before he would be eligible for parole.

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