- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Davenport man has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl in 2012 at a trailer park.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1F7h6gI ) 25-year-old Thomas E. Jenkins, a registered sex offender, was sentenced Thursday and ordered to serve at least 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. He pleaded guilty in February to two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

Police say Jenkins fondled and sexually abused the girl twice over a two-hour period at his home. He later told some inmates at the Scott County Jail about the abuse.

Several others were also charged during a child abuse investigation linked to the mobile park community where the abuse took place.

At his sentencing hearing, Jenkins said he knows what he did was wrong.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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