Lawrence Co. man found guilty of rape of a child

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A jury has recommended the maximum sentence sentence for a Lawrence County man found guilty of raping a child.

Kentucky State Police say the jury returned the verdict against 54-year-old James Gartin on Thursday.

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Gartin was convicted of rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12.

Gartin was arrested in 2017.

He will be formally sentenced July 12.