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Man gets three years in prison for sexual abuse
Stanford Allen Lewis Jr. faces more prison time after being sentenced for child molestation in Kingman

Stanford Lewis

Stanford Lewis

KINGMAN - A man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl wept quietly from the defendant's table Thursday as he listened to the girl and her mother describe what effect his actions have had on their family.

The mother of the girl read a letter from her daughter written in 2007 when she was 9 years old, a year after the abuse reportedly began. The girl, now in her preteens, also read a letter, describing how Stanford Allen Lewis Jr., 28, destroyed her trust in men and left her family in shambles while the family lived in Kingman.

Lewis pleaded guilty pursuant to Alford to child abuse with sexual motivation for molesting the girl, to whom he was formerly related to by marriage. An Alford plea is similar to a no contest plea.

Lewis was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison under terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors for touching the girl. Prosecutor Greg McPhillips said the sentence was the best resolution to the case here. Lewis still faces charges in Montana where more serious conduct with the same girl is alleged to have occurred.

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