- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - A Northeast Texas man must serve life in prison for molesting a 9-year-old neighbor girl he occasionally baby-sat in his home.

Donald Harrell Jr. was sentenced Thursday in New Boston. A Bowie (BOO’-ee) County jury convicted the 60-year-old New Boston man of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by contact.

Prosecutors say the molestation began in 2011. Two girls who lived across the street from Harrell, who were 9 and 10 at the time, testified that he abused them while baby-sitting the youngsters.

Investigators say Harrell also forced at least one of the girls to watch pornographic videos with him.

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