A Boone man was sentenced to 150 years in prison on Friday after being convicted by a Watauga County jury for child sexual abuse crimes that took place in the 1970s and ’80s.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hollars sexually assaulted a child who resided with him in the Vilas community of Watauga County. The assaults continued for several years and escalated in nature as the child grew older. The victim came forward in 2012 and reported her sexual abuse according to court testimony.
Hollars was sentenced to serve 150 years in prison.