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75 Years Behind Bars For Convicted Rapist

Last updated on Saturday, May 24, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A 75-year-old Indianapolis man will spend the next six years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman who has the mental capacities of a child.

Vern Root was sentenced Friday afternoon. The former assisted-care worker told the court last month he didn't realize the 40-year-old woman lacked the competency to consent to sex.

The woman's parents say their daughter - who's now 43 - lives in fear Root will come after her.

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