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Jones County teen sentenced to 80 years for raping elderly woman

Published On: Nov 28 2012 05:53:23 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2012 03:38:06 PM CST

Taylor Dering, 19, was arrested and charged with the rape of an 87-year-old woman in Anson on April 13, 2012. Dering was previously charged with three counts of sexual assault in Panola County in East Texas.


Taylor Dering, 19, was sentenced to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping an 87-year-old woman.

The jury deliberated for a few hours Thursday in Jones County before coming down with the sentence.

The sentencing hearing began Wednesday.

Dering admitted to breaking into the woman's home and raping her.

He was charged with aggravated sexual assault in April.

Anson police said he was wearing an ankle GPS device at the time the crime was committed and they were able to ping him at the scene.