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Lewiston man gets 21 years to life for sexual abuse

by TSchmitt
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 09:27 am

A Lewiston man has been sentenced for sexually abusing a young Niagara Falls girl.

Kim Tipton was sentenced Monday to 21 years to life behind bars after previously pleading guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child. 

Prosecutors had said Tipton sexually abused the ten-year-old victim in her Niagara Falls home back in May, then slashed her throat. The child has since recovered. The judge in the case said, "This is not a sentence of vengeance. This is a sentence of incapacitation. This man needs to be removed from society."


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