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Ohio man gets 9 years for raping teen girl

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl.

WHIO-TV (http://bit.ly/XxQR0F ) says 35-year-old Michael Williams had pleaded guilty in January. He was sentenced Tuesday in Bellefontaine, in west-central Ohio.

He will also have to serve five years of probation after he gets out of prison and register as a sex offender.

Authorities say Williams was arrested Aug. 3 after a member of the victim's family reported the crime to Bellefontaine police. Prosecutors noted for the court that the victim suffered "serious emotional harm" at the hands of Williams.

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Information from: WHIO-TV, http://www.whiotv.com

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