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Champaign man gets 50 years for molesting girls

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

URBANA (AP) — A Champaign County judge has sentenced a 37-year-old man to 50 years in prison after a jury convicted him of molesting one girl and trying to molest another child.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/SawRPK ) reports that James Davis was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted last month on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and indecent solicitation of a child. The charges involved 6- and 8-year-old sisters.

Authorities say Davis came in contact with the children after he asked their mother if he could sleep in their home after a night of drinking.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett asked Judge Tom Difanis to consider a 65-year sentence. He says Davis has had at least 28 criminal and traffic convictions in his life and has been to prison five times.

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