Man gets life in prison for sexually assaulting young girl

HOUSTON Randell Outland was convicted of aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony, for his actions arising out of the sexual abuse of his step-daughter, who was ten years old at the time.

During the trial, prosecutors said Outland would sexually assault the victim when the girl's mother was away at work. The girl testified that this conduct occurred over a period of four to five months.

The investigation began when the victim told a teacher at her school. Outland's mother testified on behalf of her son, but she was unable to support the defense's claim that the allegation was made up by the girl's mother as a result of marital discord.

Outland was previously convicted in Utah in 1990 for sexual exploitation of a child. Prosecutors said Outland will not be eligible for parole until his actual time served equals 35 years.

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