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Mercer County man sentenced for sexual abuse of minor

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County man is headed to prison for sexually assaulting a minor.

53-year old Wilbur Hess of Matoaka was sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 25 years in prison. He could be paroled after ten years.

After prison, Hess will be on probation for five years and receive counseling for ten years.

He must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Last April, Hess pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual abuse involving a minor.

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