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GA man gets 5 years prison for statutory rape

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DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY (WRCB) - A Dalton man will serve five years in prison for statutory rape.

Thomas Hales pleaded guilty to the charge in Whitfield County court.

The 29-year-old was allegedly had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.

The incident reportedly took place at a friend's house.

The judge sentenced Hales to 15-years, five years to be served in prison, followed by 10 years on probation.

He must also pay a fine and court costs, plus perform 200 hours of community service.

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