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SEX ABUSE SENTENCE
W.Va. man sentenced to 250-1,000 years in prison for sexual assault, abuse of minor
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, November 2, 2013 11:20 AM EST
A 28-year-old Marion County man has been sentenced to 250-1,000 years in prison on multiple counts of sexual assault and abuse of a minor.
Marion County prosecuting attorney Patrick Wilson says the sexual assault convictions will be served consecutively.
Wilson said that means Cottingham would have to serve 25 years on every count before he'd be eligible for parole.
The Times West Virginian reports that Cottingham was arrested in 2012. His victim told her mother of the abuse.
Wilson said Cottingham indicated he will appeal.
Information from: Times West Virginian, http://www.timeswv.com