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Lafayette man convicted in rape of 10-year-old

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man is facing life in prison after being convicted of aggravated rape in the assault on a 10-year-old girl in 2009.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1d4R8Cc ) 52-year-old Alcide Hypolite was convicted Wednesday by a jury in 15th Judicial District Judge Marilyn Castle's court.

After two hours of deliberation, 10 of the 12 jurors voted for conviction, a sufficient number under Louisiana law.

The conviction carries an automatic penalty of life in prison. Hypolite will be formally sentenced on Sept. 4.

 

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