Life sentence for sex with minor

WACO, TX - A 59-year-old McLennan County man has been sentenced to life in prison for having sex on multiple occasions with an underage girl.

Raymond Grely Thornton had been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault of a child by a 54th District Court jury on Wednesday, then received his sentence late Thursday  morning during his trial's punishment phase.

He was also levied a $10,000 fine on each of the two counts.

The indictment charged the offenses occurred in January of 2015.

Gabrielle Massey, Assistant Criminal District Attorney released the following statement regarding the sentence:

"This jury’s swift justice for this now 5 time convicted felon affirms how seriously our community takes sexually violent crimes, especially those against underage children.  The brave survivor of this horrific crime can now put this chapter of her life behind her knowing that her perpetrator will never hurt another woman or child.” – Gabrielle Massey

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