The Alabama sex offender receives 6 life sentences and 190 years

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An Alabama sex offender has been sentenced to six consecutive life sentences, plus 190 years.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported that Gary Wayne George, 57, of Prattville, pleaded guilty to second-degree and three counts of sodomy, five counts of child pornography and one count of violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Circuit Judge Ben Fuller sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment for each of the re-sodomy charges, five consecutive 20-year sentences on child pornography charges and a 90-year sentence for violating a sex offender registration notification.

Long-time court observers told the newspaper this was the toughest non-murder sentence ever given in Ootouga County.

George entered a “blind appeal,” meaning that the prosecution did not recommend punishment as part of plea negotiations.

“Gary Wayne George is where he needs to be. He’s never been a threat behind bars throughout his life,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney CJ Robinson.

The abuse occurred in 2017 and Wayne was arrested the following year. The victim was a girl between the ages of 12 and 16. The girl’s family had sex with her at the home of relatives whom George had visited during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday.

The age of consent is 16 in Alabama.

George was originally indicted on 57 counts and after the bond was posted, he fled to Texas before trial, telling people that law enforcement would never find him.

“Well, we found him and we brought him back to Autoga County,” Robinson said. “I think the judge has considered his efforts to escape justice, his past offense and the nature of the punishment in our case.

“If you’ve ever seen a sentence given as an example of what others can do, good God.”

In 1996, George was convicted of sexual harassment in Montgomery County, an 18-year-old woman, according to a statewide sex offender registry maintained by an Alabama law enforcement agency.

Sex offenders must register with law enforcement agencies where they live and restrict where they can live. Authorities said George lived at an inappropriate address in the Autauga County case.

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