Texan gets life in prison for sex abuse of a child

September 19, 2011 10:19:13 AM PDT
A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.

The Waxahachie Daily Light reports 50-year-old Robert Kevin Cox of Waxahachie was sentenced Monday.

An Ellis County jury earlier also found Cox guilty of indecency with a child. Cox was sentenced to 20 years for that conviction. The sentences will run concurrently.

Further details on the victim weren't released.

Waxahachie is 30 miles south of Dallas.