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Jones County teen sentenced to 80 years for raping elderly woman

JONES COUNTY, Texas - Taylor Dering, 19, was sentenced to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping an 87-year-old woman.

The jury deliberated for a few hours Thursday in Jones County before coming down with the sentence.

The sentencing hearing began Wednesday.

Dering admitted to breaking into the woman's home and raping her.

He was charged with aggravated sexual assault in April.

Anson police said he was wearing an ankle GPS device at the time the crime was committed and they were able to ping him at the scene.

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