Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that Cory Allen Austin has been sentenced to a 25-year state prison sentence on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12 and two counts of lewd and lascivious on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16.

Austin will have to serve the entire prison time and will be labeled a sexual predator for the rest of his life. He will also be on probation and be monitored by GPS.

The charges arose from Austin sexually molesting the two victims, ages 10-12 and 11-13 over a two-year time span. The acts of molestation took place in Austin’s home in Crestview

Both victims stated they were afraid to tell anyone and afraid what Austin would do if they disclosed the molestation. When confronted by the mother of the victims, Austin fled the area and went to the state of New York where he was located and confessed.

The case was investigated by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance of the New York State Police and Children’s Advocacy Center personnel. Assistant State Attorney Christine Bosau was responsible for the prosecution.