Seneca Man Sentenced To 10-To-40 Years In The Rape Of A Child

August 31, 2013
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A Seneca man was sentenced Friday to 10-to-40 years in state prison following his convictions in June on charges that included the rape of a child.

53 year-old Stuart Proper was also ordered by Venango County Court to register with the state as a sex offender.

A jury had deliberated for only an hour-and-a-half in Proper’s trial before convicting Proper on five counts.  Proper had been accused of twice sexually assaulting an 11 year-old girl.  He had originally been charged with twelve counts, a number that was whittled to five before his trial.

Proper will be given credit for more than ten months of jail time already served.

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