Franklinton man gets life for raping 5-year-old girl


FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) - A Louisiana prosecutor said a 32-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in 2011.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news release Tuesday that Lance Grandison, of Franklinton, was sentenced last week.

He said Grandison knew the girl's family and she had been left in his care when the assault occurred.

The prosecutor said the girl told her mother about the rape last year, and a Washington Parish jury voted unanimously Aug. 10 to convict Grandison of first-degree rape.

The charge carries a mandatory life sentence without probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

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