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Post : Man gets 25 years for raping, impregnating 12-year-old girl
URL : http://whdh.com/news/man-gets-25-years-for-raping-impregnating-12-year-old-girl/
Posted : June 14, 2018 at 8:35 am
Author : Brooke Coupal
Categories : News, US & WORLD

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) -- 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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