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Tyler man sentenced to life in prison for sexual abuse of a child

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Joseph Edward Sullivan. Photo Source: Smith Co. Jail Joseph Edward Sullivan. Photo Source: Smith Co. Jail
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A Tyler man was sentenced to life in prison for the continuous sexual abuse of a child, Friday.

According to judicial records, Joseph Edward Sullivan, 41, pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty by a jury.

The Smith County District Attorney's Office says Sullivan sexually assaulted an elementary school child for more than two years.

Sullivan could have received a punishment between 25 years and life in prison, but Sullivan was issued the maximum sentence.

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