Man Convicted of Sexual Assault Sentenced

12-19-06 A man convicted of sexual assault of a child has been sentenced to two life terms. It took less than two hours to convict Dick Wayne Blanchard last Friday on one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child. Forty-five minutes later the jury sentenced him to life on each of the charges. Both crimes occurred in December of 2005. Blanchard will not be eligible for parole until he serves the remaining seven years on an unrelated robbery conviction and 30 years of his life sentences.