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Boone County man gets 700-year sentence for sex crimes

MADISON, W.Va. -- A man convicted of sexually abusing four young girls in Boone County has been sentenced to at least 700 years in prison.

A Boone County jury convicted Howard Dotson on 89 counts in January.

Media outlets report that Boone County Circuit Court Judge William Thompson gave Dotson the maximum sentence on each count Wednesday. Thompson ordered the sentences to run consecutively.

Thompson called Dotson a sexual predator.

Dotson was charged in 1998 but he left the state before his trial was set to be held. Authorities captured him in Colorado in October 2009.

The victims were between the ages of 5 and 11 when the crimes occurred.

 


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