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Kenton County man sentenced to life in prison for sodomy of a child, rape

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 16:22:12-04

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A Kenton County Circuit Court judge sentenced a man to life in prison Tuesday for sex crimes involving a child, the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office announced.

Darrin Walker, 61, was convicted of four counts of sodomy of a child younger than 12 years old and one count of rape.

Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before returning the guilty verdict after a three-day trial last month. The jury also recommended the life sentence to Judge Patricia Summe after deliberating for about 15 minutes.

Walker will serve a minimum of 20 years before he's eligible for parole and would be required to register as a sex offender if he is ever released from prison.