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Man sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of child

MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX (KXXV) - A McLennan County judge sentenced a man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for aggravated sexual assault of a child Friday.

Justin Lee Brinegar was found guilty on Thursday of one count, but the jury was deadlocked on another count after deliberating for about 5 hours. Brinegar was on trial for sexually assaulting at least two girls.

One of the victims spoke to the jury about her encounter with Brinegar in 2009.

The judge handed down the sentence Friday morning.

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office sent out a statement following the sentence.

“We would like to thank the jury and the judge for their part in this case.  We are extremely pleased with the verdict and sentence.  Not only is this justice for our community, but also, it is justice for the victims of this predator.  This verdict will never erase the evil done by this man, but it will provide some closure and a renewed hope for the victims that good will triumph over evil,” said Landon Ramsay, Assistant District Attorney.
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