Three Frederick County judges have doubled a man’s sentence for sexually abusing two young girls after he asked the judges to reduce his sentence.
Donald Fox, 62, asked Judges Edward Dwyer, Julie Solt and Theresa Adams to reduce his 40-year sentence Tuesday.
But within 20 minutes, the three judges came back and decided to double his sentence to 80 years. Whenever judges review a sentence, they have the option of reducing the sentence, leaving it the same or increasing it.
The judges ruled the sentence should be increased and said there’s no reason to go below the state sentencing guideline of at least 60 years.