Man found guilty of sexual abuse

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – One man was found guilty of sexual assault charges against children.

According to the Ector County District Attorney’s Office, Vernon Lloyd Ritchey was found guilty of one count of continuous sexual abuse of young children and three counts of sexual assault of a child.

Officials say Ritchey sexually assaulted children in Ector and Winkler Counties.

 “We were honored to prosecute this case with Winkler County DA Amanda Navarette. This joint prosecution strongly demonstrates each district’s determination to work together to protect the innocent children from predators,” DA Bobby Bland said.

Ritchey has since been sentenced to 75 years in prison on the first count and 20 years on each sexual assault count.

Ector County Assistant DA Kortney Williams and 109th District Attorney Amanda Navarette prosecuted the case.

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