Man Accused Of Drugging Girl, Taking Nude Photos Sentenced

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A former Newark man is heading to prison, convicted of giving a 14-year-old girl drugs and alcohol and taking nude photos of her, 10TV News reported on Thursday.

A Licking County judge sentenced Robert Burns Jr. to 13 years and 3 months in prison.

Burns was convicted of giving marijuana to the girl while he photographed her in the nude between March 1998 and March 1999, 10TV News reported.

Burns fled to Mexico and was not arrested until he returned to the United States last year.

The U.S. Border Patrol took him into custody in San Ysidro, Calif. last fall, and then sent him to Licking County to face charges.

The victim, now 28, testified against Burns at his trial. Burns was also ordered to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years.

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