Anderson County man to serve 99 years, sexual abuse of a child

ANDERSON COUNTY - Stephyn Prine, a 64-year-old Slocum native, will now serve a 99-year prison sentence for the Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and Sexual Abuse of a child.

Prine's trial ended on Friday afternoon, and during that time, the jury heard evidence about how he repeatedly sexually abused one of his family members.

Witness testimony revealed how the victim was treated special by Prine by gifts and excessive attention, a behavior they deemed not normal.

Court proceedings also revealed that the victim confided in a family member as well as a friend that Prine was assaulting her.

The jury also heard the victim's testimony, that included her statement that Prine began abusing her at night after she turned 13. 

The abuse continued until just after she turned 14.

Prine will serve his sentence at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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