Giggy sentenced to 20 years in prison on three felony child molesting convictions

Bruce Giggy, a former local volleyball coach who pleaded guilty to three Class C felony child molesting counts in April, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a more than three-hour hearing in Bartholomew Superior Court 1.

Judge Jim Worton sentenced Giggy on Tuesday to six years and eight months on each felony child molesting count, ordering them to be served consecutively in the Indiana Department of Corrections. That means each sentence is served separately.

With good-time credit, which the state offers as one day off a sentence for every day served without any issues, Giggy will serve 10 years in the Department of Corrections for the three felony convictions.

Giggy’s attorney Mark Dove said he would consult with his client about whether he will appeal Giggy’s sentence.

Giggy was also ordered to register as a sex offender and no contact orders were issued for all the victims in the original five counts of felony child molesting that were filed in 2017.

As part of the plea bargain agreement, two child molesting counts were dismissed, court records state. Giggy was accused of molesting four different children younger than age 14 between 1999 and 2008 at his home, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

Giggy, 62, Columbus, did not testify on his own behalf during the hearing although several character witnesses did testify, including two of his daughters and one of his sons.

Giggy was immediately taken into custody by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department pending transfer to the Department of Corrections. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.