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4-year term for sex with girl, 15

For having sex with a 15-year-old girl, a 26-year-old Tennessee man was sentenced Friday in Allen Superior Court to four years in prison.

Hank W. Bennett, of Shelbyville, Tenn., pleaded guilty in September to a single charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

He was arrested on five charges of sexual misconduct with a minor. According to court documents, he had sex with the girl on a number of occasions when visiting an Allen County home.

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