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Jury convicts Wisconsin man of sexually, physically abusing girl who fled home at 68 pounds
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 1:23 PM EST
A Wisconsin jury has convicted a 20-year-old man on three counts of sexually and physically abusing his stepsister while her parents starved her and kept her in the basement.
Prosecutors said the man sexually assaulted the girl starting when she was 9 years old because he thought he could get away with it. A physical abuse charge was supported by a deep scar on the girl's stomach.
The judge's secretary confirmed Friday that jurors delivered their verdict shortly after midnight.
Defense attorney Ronald Benavides didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
The Associated Press isn't naming the man to avoid identifying the girl.