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Huntington man sentenced on child sexual abuse charges

Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 4:52 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A man from Huntington who pleaded guilty in February to sexually abusing a young girl was sentenced Tuesday to up to 30 years in prison, according to Cabell County courthouse officials.

Billy Lee Mount, who’s in his mid-40s, was sentenced to five to 15 years for each count he faced. He had taken a Kennedy plea for two counts of incest, meaning he wasn’t necessarily admitting guilt but would accept the punishment.

Mount faces 50-year supervised release when his sentence is complete.

Investigators say the incident was reported in December 2017. After his arrest in early 2018, Mount faced first-degree sexual assault/incest and first-degree sexual abuse charges, among others.

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