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Orange County Man Loses Appeal Of Child Abuse Charges

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ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — An Orange County man serving more than 30 years on child abuse charges lost his appeal Tuesday.

In 2003, jurors convicted Stephen Prentice for sexually assaulting a three-year-old.

In his appeal, Prentice claimed the court made a mistake in allowing jurors to watch a tape he made of the assault

He was one of six North Carolina residents arrested for his role in a child pornography ring based out of Texas.

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