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Convicted Child Rapist Sentenced to Prison

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- A Millsboro man convicted of raping a child over a four-year period has been sentenced to two decades in prison. 

The Delaware Attorney General's Office announced the sentencing of 54-year-old James D. Ross on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said that last spring, Delaware State Police opened an investigation after a Millsboro Middle School student disclosed to a school counselor that she was the victim of sexual abuse. 

According to prosecutors, the investigation revealed that the young victim was sexually abused repeatedly as a pre-teen over a period of four years by an individual known to her family. The investigation led to Ross' arrest on May 29. Ross was indicted in June and pleaded guilty in Sussex County Superior Court on Nov. 22 to one count each of second-degree rape and continuous sexual abuse of a child. 

At a hearing held last Friday, Sussex County Superior Court Judge E. Scott Bradley sentenced Ross to 20 years behind bars. Ross has been locked up since his May arrest.  

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