Judge weighing 10 life sentences in sex case

HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (AP) - A southern Kentucky man will find out later this month if he'll receive 10 life sentences for convictions on multiple counts of rape and incest.

The Kentucky New Era reports that a jury in Christian County last week recommended the multiple sentences for 45-year-old David Hoff. Christian Circuit Judge Andrew Self has scheduled sentencing for Feb. 24.

The 16 charges that made up Hoff's 1-day trial stem from the rape of 1 of the three children he fathered with the mentally handicapped woman. Jurors deliberated for about two hours before convicting Hoff and 11 minutes before recommending the maximum sentences on all charges.

Christian County Commonwealth's Attorney Lynn Pryor says the sentences, if imposed, would constitute the "most significant" prison time given in the county in years.

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