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HHI man sentenced to 25 years for child molestation

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Tyriek Person (Source: Beaufort County Sheriff's Office) Tyriek Person (Source: Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

Tyriek Person, 19, of Hilton Head Island, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pled guilty to one charge of first-degree criminal sexual misconduct with a minor.

Person changed his plea to guilty just before a jury was to be picked for his trial. He was charged for molesting a four-year-old girl in 2013.

The victim disclosed the abuse to her mother in August 2013, and during a videotaped interview with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Person confessed to molesting the girl.

He had babysat for the family for two years.

Person must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole or any other early release.

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