St. Charles man gets life sentence for child sex abuse

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing a child younger than 14.

William Wilburn was convicted of three counts of statutory sodomy, one count of statutory rape  and one count of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor.

Prosecutors say Wilburn  made  contact with the child through a telephone chat service and brought the child to his home. He was already a registered sex offender because of a 2007 statutory rape and sodomy conviction in St. Francois county.

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