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Oklahoma man sentenced to 245 years for child abuse

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 11, 2013
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POTEAU — A man in LeFlore County accused of sexually abusing and neglecting his children has been convicted on multiple counts and sentenced to 245 years in prison.

Jurors on Friday convicted the man of three counts of child sexual abuse and nine counts of child neglect. For the abuse counts, jurors sentenced him to 50, 60 and 45 years, plus 10 years each for the neglect counts.

The Associated Press isn't naming the 62-year-old defendant to protect the identities of the nine children involved.

A local newspaper reports the children, ages 3 to 17 in 2011, were found living in filthy conditions in a camper with their parents.

Last week, the 41-year-old mother entered no contest pleas to similar charges. She is to be sentenced Feb. 22.

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