Missouri man gets 20 years for sexually abusing girl

     SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A southwestern Missouri man has been ordered to spend
two decades in prison for sexually abusing a girl over a seven-year period
dating to when she was 12 years old, ultimately impregnating her.
     A Greene County judge sentenced 38-year-old Epifanio Chaidez of Springfield on
Friday.
     Chaidez was convicted in November 2015 of statutory sodomy and statutory rape
counts.
     Authorities say Chaidez sexually abused the victim, now in her 20s, from 2004
to 2011. The victim testified during Chaidez's trial that the abuse culminated
with her becoming pregnant with Chaidez's baby when she was 16.
     The state had sought a life sentence for Chaidez, who requested probation.

   

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