Man gets 22 years for Lincoln sex offenses

June 01, 2004

STANFORD - Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery announced Friday the sentencing of convicted child sex offender Marvin Phipps to 22 years in prison.

Phipps, 38, of 1450 Cemetery Road, Waynesburg, was originally charged with 65 counts of rape and 24 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. In April, Phipps accepted an amended plea offer of six counts of second-degree rape and six counts of first-degree sexual assault.

Phipps was charged after two children in Lincoln and Pulaski counties reported the sexual assaults, beginning in 1999.

Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey T. Burdette accepted the commonwealth's recommended 22-year sentence for the amended indictment on Friday.

After his release, Phipps will have to register as a sex offender.

In addition to Phipps' sentencing, Burdette accepted guilty pleas from three other defendants, with recommendations for imprisonment.

* Douglas Estes, of Brodhead, pleaded guilty to burglary, theft and criminal mischief, stemming from a January incident at Don's Country Market south of Crab Orchard. The commonwealth recommended two years in prison.


* Elizabeth Key, Stanford, pleaded guilty to facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance. Key was charged after her 2003 arrest in Junction City, where she was found with remnants of a meth lab. Key's co-defendant, James Wilson, had previously been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the meth lab.

* Teresa Lambert, Stanford, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance. Lambert was charged after assaulting a Lincoln County deputy sheriff in Hustonville in September.

Formal sentencing for Lambert, Key and Estes will be June 30.

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