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FAYETTEVILLE -- A judge found a Siloam Springs man guilty of rape and sex abuse involving a 10-year-old girl.

Joseph Samuel Young, 23, was found guilty on Nov. 27 during a bench trial before Judge Mark Lindsay in Washington County Circuit Court.

Young was sentenced to 25 years in state prison on the rape charge and 20 years on the sexual-abuse charge. The terms will run concurrently.

Police and prosecutors said the abuse happened in June.

A mental exam found Young suffered from several learning disorders, but he was found to be fit for trial.

General News on 12/05/2018

Print Headline: Man sentenced in sex-abuse case

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