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Lufkin child molester gets 14 years in prison

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

An Angelina County jury has sentenced a Lufkin man to 14 years in prison for molesting a young girl.

The same jury found Justin Delany Nash, 33, guilty Thursday on a charge of second-degree indecency with a child.

Lufkin Police arrested Nash in October after a teacher found a student's journal entry, in which she wrote, "I wish I had another life. I got raped by Justin, and I'm scared to tell my mom."

Jessica Hernandez of Harold's House took the stand, saying she's conducted forensic interviews for five years. The witness also stated she had a background in psychology. She described the process involved with forensic interviews conducted on children victimized by abuse. She says she serves children ages two to 17. Hernandez testified to conducting over 600 forensic interviews.

The trial began Wednesday. The victim, now 9, had to take the stand. District Judge Paul White recessed the case several times during that testimony whenever she started crying.

The jury deliberated about two hours before deciding on a punishment.

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