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UPDATE: Abilene man gets 55 years in prison for sexually abusing child relative

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:58:10 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 18 2013 08:01:29 AM CST
Kevin Kellerby

Kevin Kellerby, 37, was arrested for the continuous sexual abuse of a child in January 2012 after Child Protective reported him to police. According to police, Kellerby allegedly admitted to raping his female relative several times.

ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing his child relative.

Kevin Kellerby, 37, was arrested for the continuous sexual abuse of a child in January 2012 after Child Protective Services reported him to police.

According to police, Kellerby admitted to raping his 11-year-old female relative several times.

Kellerby faced 25 to 99 years, or life, in prison and up to a $10,000 fine for the offense.

A Taylor County jury found him guilty Wednesday and sentenced him to 55 years in prison with a $7,000 fine Thursday.