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Man convicted of sodomy sentenced to 20 years

A judge sentenced Brian Beckwith to 20 years in prison on Thursday. A judge sentenced Brian Beckwith to 20 years in prison on Thursday.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A man convicted of sodomy will spend the next 20 years in prison.

A judge sentenced Brian Beckwith to 20 years in prison on Thursday.

"I shouldn't be here in the first place," said Beckwith. "I maintain my innocence. I did not commit this crime."

A Lauderdale County jury convicted him of touching a girl younger than 12.

The crime happened back in 2006 when Beckwith was 17 years old, but the victim did not report it until 2011.

Beckwith's attorney said they plan to appeal the case.

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