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Jacksonville man sentenced to life in child sex crime

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Updated: 9/16/2013 9:15 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for sexually abusing a child.

John Fitzgerald Hagans, 48, was convicted last month on one count of sexual battery.

In 2012, a witness notified police of sexual activity involving a child. The report included the fact that Dalina Nicholas was so addicted to crack cocaine that she was failing to supervise the child properly. The victim disclosed that Hagans, also known as "mute," had touched her inappropriately.

Nicholas pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated child neglect and is awaiting her sentence. The state is recommending a sentence of no less than 25 years in prison for Nicholas.
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FlSunRise87 - 9/17/2013 11:37 AM
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the poor child, I can't imagine how terrible it must have been for your mother, the person who is supposed to care for her children failed to protect her child due to drug use, sick and so so sad for that poor little baby. Way to go on ruining another life you scum bags!

Billy Bob Hill - 9/16/2013 9:37 PM
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GOOD ! The chimps both should be taken out and shot until they look like swiss cheese nasty turd eating Chimps !
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