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Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Molestation

Posted January 29, 2008 2:57 p.m. EST

— A Pittsboro man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for molesting a girl a decade ago, authorities said.

Murnice Chandler, 44, was convicted on 21 counts of indecent liberties with a child and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He also was ordered to wear a Global Positioning System tracking device for the rest of his life.

The molestation occurred from 1996 to 1998, when the girl was age 8 to 10, authorities said. Chandler was a self-employed painter at the time.

Prosecutors said they were searching for others who might have information about Chandler's activities during that time.