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Marcus Harris gets 20 year term for molesting, sodomizing children

4:53 AM, Jun 22, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK)-    A north St. Louis County man will spend the next twenty years in prison after his guilty plea in April led to his punishment on Thursday.

Marcus Harris; 27, of Cool Valley admitted his guilt to thirteen criminal charges connected to the sexual abuse of three children between December 2007 and August 2010 in a home in south St. Louis.

Judge Timothy Wilson ordered the sentence on Thursday; however, Wilson did give Harris credit for nearly two years he's already been in the city jail awaiting his fate.

Two of the victims involved in the abuse are blood relatives of Harris and the third was the child of a woman Harris was dating at the time of the crimes.

In April, Harris pleaded guilty to ten counts of statutory sodomy, two counts of incest, and one count of using a child in a sexual performance.

The incidents took place at a home on Lemp Avenue and involved an 8 year old boy and two girls, ages 4 and 6 at the time.

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