Life Sentence In Longview Sexual Assault

It's life in prison for a man found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Kilgore woman. 41 year old Hudle Lee Hardy was given that sentence this afternoon in Gregg County. He abducted a woman last April from a convenience store, and sexually assaulted her in an abandoned home.

Defense attorneys argued the sex between them was consensual. According to prosecutors, a prior conviction for sexual assault from California, and DNA evidence was enough to get a conviction.