WAXAHACHIE (AP) — Prosecutors say a 58-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing five children over a two-year period at his wife’s day care.
Dennis Ray Avery of Waxahachie was sentenced Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.READ MORE: After 2 Days, Faiza Fahad Still Missing After Leaving Wylie Home On-Foot
Ellis County authorities say the victims were all under the age of 6 and attended the home-based day care.READ MORE: 'So Casual', Fort Worth Police Seek Suspects Who Stole, Destroyed Golf Carts From Resort
Avery earlier in the week chose to have the jury determine his punishment. It returned the life sentence after two days of testimony and evidence.MORE NEWS: Burleson Police Department Asks For Prayers After Officer Kevin Cordell Shot In Line Of Duty
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