A Watauga County jury Tuesday September 28 convicted a Blowing Rock man of First Degree Sexual Offense.

According to District Attorney Seth Banks, Steven Lynn Greer, age 53, has previously been convicted of two prior sexual offenses against children, the first in 1994 and another in 2013.

Greer was found guilty of sexually abusing the victim on more than one occasion when she was between 5 and 8 years old. Greer was friends with the victim’s father and would come over to visit with her father and would also babysit the victim.

The offenses took place between 2009 and 2011.

Superior Court Judge Greg Horne sentenced Greer to an active sentence of 30 years to 36 years in prison.