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Post : Georgia man gets 25 years for raping, impregnating girl, 12
URL : http://nationalpost.com/pmn/pmn-news/georgia-man-gets-25-years-for-raping-impregnating-girl-12
Posted : June 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm
Author : The Associated Press
Tags : AP
Categories : PMN News, PMN World

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- A Georgia man who pleaded guilty to raping and impregnating a 12-year-old relative will serve 25 years in prison.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 38-year-old Michael Arnold on Tuesday took a plea agreement that requires him to serve every day of that sentence and then spend the rest of his life on probation.

Prosecutors said he acknowledged sexually assaulting a female relative last year. Henry County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Megan Matteucci says the child's mother contacted authorities after her daughter gave birth to a stillborn baby. Matteucci says the girl didn't know she was pregnant. DNA identified Arnold as the father.

Upon release, Arnold must register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim.

District Attorney Darius Pattillo says the victim's family is satisfied with Arnold's sentence.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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