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Man charged with molesting girls gets 18 years in plea deal

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Ronald Christmas (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office) Ronald Christmas (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A Ridgeway man accused of sexually abusing girls will spend the next 18 years in prison.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says Ronald Linwood Christmas was sentenced Monday to 18 years as part of a plea agreement.

Christmas was first arrested in 2011 on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  He was again arrested in 2013 on the same charge. The 2011 charge came after a 12-year-old girl told investigators Christmas molested her when she was several years younger. Sheriff Matthews said the victim and Christmas knew each other.

Deputies say in early May of 2013, an investigator was notified by the parents of a 15-year-old girl who told them that she had been sexually molested by Christmas between 2005 and 2007.

Matthews says as part of the agreement with the court, Christmas pleaded guilty to both charges.  Both sentences will run concurrently.

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