LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities announced that a 72-year-old convicted rapist was sentenced Wednesday to 520 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.
Deputy D.A. Ani Bailey said John Adam Whitsell was found guilty on Oct. 12 of four counts each of lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 or younger and one count of forcible oral copulation of a victim under 14 years old.READ MORE: Laguna Hills Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player
In 1971, Whitsell was convicted of two counts of aggravated rape in two separate cases in Louisiana and served seven years in prison for those convictions.READ MORE: Authorities Searching For Missing Teen Girl Allegedly Taken By Her Mother
The defendant babysat the young family member at her Canyon Country home between Jan. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015, according to evidence presented at the six-day trial.
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