- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

TOWANDA, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania appeals court says a child molester who marked a calendar for 20 years for each time he molested his victim deserves the 1,031- to 2,546-year prison term he received.

Pennlive.com reports a Superior Court panel on Wednesday upheld the sentence a Bradford County judge imposed on 59-year-old Donald Burrell.

Burrell was convicted of more than 200 sex crimes in 2015 stemming from his abuse of the victim starting when she was 7.

He also had her sign “agreements” allowing him to touch her sexually.

Burrell appealed, claiming he has dementia and was not competent to stand trial. But the appeals court agreed with the judge, who found Burrell was faking the illness.

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Information from: Pennlive.com, https://www.pennlive.com

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