ABILENE, Texas -

A Taylor County jury sentenced a 34-year-old Abilene man to life without possibility of parole on Thursday.

Ronald Edgar Lee was found guilty of continuous sexual assault of a child by a jury on Wednesday.

According to police reports, Lee was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child in August of 2013 after a girl told police she had been sexually assaulted. She was nine years old at the time of the assault.

Lee had remained in Taylor County Jail. His bond had been set at $100,000.