Bucks County Man, 81, Gets 935 to 1,870 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse

Thomas Holliday of Lower Makefield was sentenced to 935 to 1,870 years in prison for sexually abusing a teen for four years. It is believed to be the longest sentence ever imposed in Bucks County.

Bucks County, Pa. – An 81-year-old man who sexually abused a girl for four years and videotaped the assaults has been sentenced to 935 to 1,870 years in prison.

It is believed to be the longest sentence imposed in Bucks County, CBS Philly reported. 

Prosecutors say Thomas Holliday of Lower Makefield sexually abused a teen for four years starting when she was 14.  He was convicted of 234 crimes in January, including possession of child pornography for filming the assaults. 

According to reports, the teen was sent to live with Holliday, a family friend, after he offered to help her mother financially.   

Judge Albert Cepparulo said he hopes the lengthy sentence deters other child predators.

Holliday’s attorney told CBS Philly an appeal is likely.

Tyler Elliott May 21, 2014 at 06:53 PM
I know you want to send a message with sickos who hurt children but it makes a mockery of sentencing when you give an 81 yr old about 2,000 yrs in jail.. Why not just make it life with no chance of parole?
art doyle May 22, 2014 at 07:36 AM
naah, dangle the carrot.
Steven Spiegel May 26, 2014 at 05:46 AM
I agree with Manzano But I would let the parents whip his ass and do what they want to the guy first . I don't understand why there are so many people in this world that get off on degrading others sexually and also Mentally . I have been on this world for in a few days 50 years and I have seen so much Hate / Greed / and Betrayal I don't even hardly socialize with anyone other then my family !! A lot of people when I was younger that I hung around cured me of that . Know if you don't know me from work then you don't have a chance at knowing me at all .
erie May 26, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Who knows maybe some young thugs in the yard might go for older mature guys. Smiling
Steven Spiegel May 26, 2014 at 08:02 PM
Erie by the looks of that old perv I doubt it !!! Id would rather have sex with a light socket in the bathtub . That is if I was inclined to go that route.


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