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Man sentenced to life in prison in sexual abuse case

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Thomas was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in a 1997 sexual abuse case. Thomas was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in a 1997 sexual abuse case.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Shoals man convicted in a sexual abuse case was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

In April, a jury found Joseph Thomas guilty of sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. Authorities said the abuse started in 1997.

A judge sentenced Thomas on Thursday to life in prison for the sodomy charge and 10 years for the sexual abuse charge. The sentences will run concurrently.

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