Milton resident Nathan Ray Tiller was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for sexually battering a 7-year-old girl.
Circuit Court Judge Scott Duncan pronounced sentence immediately after a Santa Rosa County jury found Tiller, 30, guilty of capital sexual battery on a victim less than 12, a news release from the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office said.
The offense was committed between September, 2013 and September, 2014 while Tiller was staying at the Milton home of the victim and her parents, the news release said. The victim initially reported the abuse to school officials, who passed the information along to the Child Abuse Hotline.
An investigation was conducted by Milton Police Detective Steve Mistovich. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Stephanie Pace.