Jury Gives Man 3 Life Sentences for Raping Teen Relative

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NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) _ A man will serve three life sentences in prison after being found guilty of raping a teenage family member.

A Coweta County jury deliberated for just a few hours before convicting 51-year-old Robert Wayne Duke on Thursday. Prosecutors say he raped a female relative over a two-year period starting in 1992 when the girl was 13.

Duke was arrested in October 2007 after the relative, now 29, came forward. He maintained his innocence during his trial.

Duke will serve the life sentences concurrently.