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Champaign man gets 50 years for molesting girls

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- A Champaign County judge has sentenced a 37-year-old man to 50 years in prison after a jury convicted him of molesting one girl and trying to molest another child.

 

James Davis was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted last month on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and indecent solicitation of a child. The charges involved 6- and 8-year-old sisters.

 

Authorities say Davis came in contact with the children after he asked their mother if he could sleep in their home after a night of drinking.

 

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett asked Judge Tom Difanis to consider a 65-year sentence. He says Davis has had at least 28 criminal and traffic convictions in his life and has been to prison five times.

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