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June 11--  A Lyons man has been convicted for sex crimes with a 14-year-old girl.

rodneyleelaneChief Assistant District Attorney Tripp Fitzner says 39-year-old Rodney Lee Lane of 115 West Grady Avenue in Lyons was convicted Tuesday in a bench trial before Judge Kathy Palmer in Toombs County Superior Court. 

He was found guilty of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, sexual battery and child molestation.

The prosecutor said Lane victimized the girl who was the daughter of his girlfriend who lived in the same house with him and his wife.

Judge Palmer sentenced Lane to life in prison with 25 years to serve before he eligible for parole.

bambergAnother sex crime case is also underway this week in Toombs County Superior Court. 

A 38-year-old truck driver from Vidalia, Marc Bamberg, was indicted for sex with a girl under age 16 and a boy under age ten and is facing charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. 

Judge Robert Reeves is presiding over the jury trial. 

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