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Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Sex Attack on 4-Year-Old

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Posted at 4:10 AM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 04:10:00-05

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza says 31-year-old Silvano Duarte Cruz was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Authorities say Cruz was visiting relatives in March 2014 when he locked the girl in her bedroom and assaulted her. Isaza says DNA evidence served as proof of Cruz's guilt.

Isaza says Cruz, a Mexican national, will likely be deported after he's released from prison.