UPDATE: Abilene man gets 55 years in prison for sexually abusing child relative
An Abilene man was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing his child relative.
Kevin Kellerby, 37, was arrested for the continuous sexual abuse of a child in January 2012 after Child Protective Services reported him to police.
According to police, Kellerby admitted to raping his 11-year-old female relative several times.
Kellerby faced 25 to 99 years, or life, in prison and up to a $10,000 fine for the offense.
A Taylor County jury found him guilty Wednesday and sentenced him to 55 years in prison with a $7,000 fine Thursday.
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