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West Virginia man sentenced to at least 440 years in prison

January 19, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of 40 counts sexual assault has been sentenced to up to 1,425 years in prison.

The Herald-Dispatch reports 50-year-old Michael Daniel Vega was sentenced Thursday to 440 to 1,425 years in prison plus an additional 50 years of supervised release. Cabell County Assistant prosecutor Joe Fincham says it’s the longest non-life sentence in the state’s history.

Vega was convicted in November of sexually assaulting three girls and accused of assaulting others. He’ll begin the sentence after he finishes a five- to 25-year sentence he received in another county on similar charges. Vega was also fined $240,000.

Defense attorney Tim Rosinsky asked for Vega to have some time outside of prison as Vega stopped taking medical treatment for his cancer in December. He was denied.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com

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