Man receives 10 years in rape of girl

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who was charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor will serve the next 10 years in prison.

Timothy S. Shackleford Jr. was sentenced to 10 years on a single count of rape.

Five other charges were dismissed.

Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said there was “no excuse” for a 26-year-old man to have sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.

Defense attorney Josephine Buckner asked for probation since her client had no other criminal record and had accepted responsibility for his actions.

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