A federal jury convicts a former Army soldier after trial evidence shows that he sexually abused a child on multiple occasions for more than one year. The US District Judge today sentenced truck driver 43-year-old Rick Evans from Talladega to 55 years in prison and a lifetime term of supervised release for his aggravated sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. According to evidence introduced at trial, Evans and his then-wife, a Department of Defense employee, were living in Germany when they were asked to take temporary custody of a five-year-old child whose parents were deployed to Iraq with the Army. Trial evidence showed that from May 2007 to December 2008, while the child lived with Evans, he sexually abused the child. A federal jury convicted Evans on December 11, 2015, for the aggravated sexual abuse of a child.