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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Penhook man to serve 10 years for child sex abuse
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Guy William McLaughlin

Friday, November 15, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

A Penhook man will serve 10 years of a 23-year sentence for sexually abusing a child under the age of 13.

Guy William McLaughlin, 23, pleaded guilty in September to two felony charges of aggravated sexual battery and three misdemeanor charges of sexual battery.

McLaughlin was also sentenced to five years probation and ordered to be of good behavior for 15 years.

He was also ordered to undergo sex offender treatment, have no unsupervised contact with minors and refrain from using drugs or alcohol.

Prosecutor Patrick Nix said five incidents of abuse occurred between April and September 2011 at a residence in southern Franklin County while the mother of the child was at work.

The charges resulted from inappropriate touching of the child, Nix said.

The child told a teacher at her school what had happened, and school officials alerted the sheriff's office, which investigated the incidents, Nix added.

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