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Man convicted of having sex with 15-year-old

Wednesday - 7/18/2012, 10:38am  ET

La PLATA, Md. - A Waldorf man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old relative.

Forty-three-year-old Clayton Calvin Griffin Jr. was convicted in May of sexual child abuse, and other offenses. He was sentenced on Tuesday.

Evidence presented a trial indicated Griffin sent text messages to the victim about sex and contraception, and told her to delete those messages.

Griffin, through his lawyer, maintained he was innocent at sentencing.

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