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.