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Duffield man gets 62-year prison term for rape of child

May 11th, 2012 4:04 am by staff report

 JONESVILLE — A Duffield man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was sentenced in Lee County Circuit Court earlier this week on rape charges dating back to the mid-1960s.

Douglas Arthur Brown, 74, Cantor Road, Duffield, was ordered to serve 62 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in February to nine counts of rape and carnal knowledge of a child.

Lee County authorities charged Brown after his now grown daughter came forward with the allegations in 2011. Brown pleaded guilty to the charges.

The victim and her sister testified at the sentencing hearing, telling the court that the sexual abuse occurred from the time she was 4 until she turned 16.

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