Fayette County man sentenced in sex abuse case

Local - 7/2/2013 8:17 PM by Courtney Rosemond
FAYETTEVILLE - A Fayette County man convicted of 18 sex crimes against a 9 year old in his care could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Judge John Hatcher sentenced 34-year-old John Russell Stover to a minimum of 95 years in prison Tuesday.

A jury convicted Stover, after prosecutors say he locked his own son in a room while me molested the young girl.

Hatcher also denied Stover's request for a new trial following last week's allegations that a juror did not answer questions honestly during jury selection.

Stover's attorney Jim Adkins plans to file an appeal.


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