MCKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –Addison Mays, 34, of McKinney will be behind bars for 40 years after being convicted for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. That according to Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis in a press release sent Wednesday, December 1.

“Every young child needs safety, and every child predator needs punishment. We are thankful for the McKinney Police Department, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the judge and jury for their roles in seeing that justice was done,” said Willis after sentencing.

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Mays is not eligible for parole.

Officials said the abuse occurred over a one year period.

“Mays had ongoing access to the child through a relationship with the child’s family, officials said. “The child disclosed the abuse to the mother the next year. The mother then reported it to the McKinney Police Department.”

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Officials said the child was forensically interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center of North Texas, where the child disclosed details about the ongoing abuse.

A jury found Mays guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a child.

Judge James Fry assessed punishment at 40 years in prison.

By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.

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