A 72-year-old man has been denied probation.
William Franklin Maddox of Daleville, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Sept. 9 after he plead guilty to sexual abuse in the first degree.
According to authorities, Maddox began abusing a 17-year-old girl during the summer of 2011. The girl, who is mentally handicapped, told a cousin about the abuse in January of 2013.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Maddox applied for probation. That application was denied and Maddox has been remanded and sent back to prison to serve his term.