Pa. judge gives man 935- to 1,870-year sentence

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has imposed a 935- to 1,870-year prison sentence to an 81-year-old man who sexually abused a girl for four years and videotaped nearly every assault.

The Bucks County Courier Times reported Tuesday that Judge Albert Cepparulo said he wanted the sentence to serve as a warning to other child predators.

Thomas Holliday was convicted in January of 234 crimes, including hundreds of counts related to creating and possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors said Holliday began abusing the girl in 2009, when she was 14.

Holliday was a family friend who offered to help the girl’s mother financially and the girl was sent to live with him.

He denied the charges, telling the judge that he and the teen were in love.

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