Dale County Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A 76-year-old Dale County man was sentenced
to prison for sexual abuse dating back twenty years ago, while three victims watched in the courtroom.

A Dale County judge sentenced Donald Boyd to six years in a state prison Thursday and said he will recommend Boyd serve in a prison geriatric unit. Boyd had pleaded guilty to sexual abuse.

Three victims watched as the sentence was handed down, including sisters Amy Turner and Jana Turner, now adults, and a 13-year-old girl.

Testimony revealed Boyd molested Amy Turner as far back as 20 years ago.

The youngest victim prompted the investigation when she reported the abuse last year. The Turner sisters then came forward also.

Boyd's attorney had asked the judge for treatment instead of prison time for his client.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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