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Local man sentenced to life prison terms in abuse of child

Local man sentenced to life prison terms in abuse of child

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Philip Mosley

Mosley

A Lacy Lakeview man was sentenced to life without parole Monday in the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old family member.

Jurors in Waco’s 19th State District Court deliberated 30 minutes before recommending that Judge Ralph Strother sentence Philip Mosley, 66, to two life prison terms with no hope for parole.

Jurors also returned two 20-year prison terms and a 10-year sentence for Mosley after convicting him of two counts of indecency with a child by contact and one count of indecency with a child by exposure.

Jurors deliberated about seven hours Friday before also convicting Mosley of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 6, charges that carry a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum term of life with no parole.

The jury acquitted Mosley on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 6 and one count of indecency with a child by contact.

The girl, who is now 6, testified during the five-day trial that Mosley sexually assaulted her at his Lacy Lakeview residence in February 2013.

Mosley’s attorney, Stan Schwieger, said Mosley will appeal his convictions.

“He told me from the beginning he didn’t do it,” Schwieger said. “He testified at trial that he didn’t do it, and I went to see him yesterday and he said, ‘I didn’t do it.’ ”

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