A Galax man will serve 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting his eight-year-old daughter.
Eddie Dale Privett, 39, of Galax, was found guilty of aggravated sexual battery of a minor on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Carroll County Circuit Court, according to Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan H. Lyons. Lyons said the offense occurred early in 2015 in Galax at a residence Privett was living in with his child and the child’s mother.
Lyons said Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Brett Geisler sentenced Privett to serve an active sentence of 16 years. After Privett serves his sentence, he will be mandated to register as a sex offender and will be placed on probation for a period of 30 years.
Privett was represented by defense attorney Lindsay Honeycutt.