A retired New Castle dentist was sentenced to 16 years in prison Monday for sexually abusing children for more than a decade.
Larry Herron, 84, pleaded guilty to four counts of child molesting. If Herron manages to complete his 16 year sentence, he will be on probation for four years and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Herron’s victims are now young adults. They say he began abusing them when they were about five years old, and that the abuse continued for many years. Most of the abuse happened between 2000 and 2005.
According to investigators, Herron told the victims he would make their lives “hell” if they said anything about his crimes.
Court documents say there were a total of four accusers.