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Florida 19-year-old gets life in prison for rape of 2-year-old girl

A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2018 rape of a 2-year-old girl.
(Polk County Sheriff's Office)

BARTOW, Fla. (WTSP) —365体育投注开户 A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2018 rape of a 2-year-old girl.

A Polk County judge imposed the sentence Friday on 19-year-old Thomas James Johnson. He was 17 when the crime was committed.

That meant Johnson did not face a mandatory life sentence. The judge chose to sentence him as an adult.

Johnson initially told sheriff's deputies a masked intruder dressed in black had hurt the girl and that he had chased the intruder. But investigators quickly zeroed in on Johnson.

365体育投注开户He eventually pleaded guilty to sexual battery on a child.