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Charles E. Hill III, 31, of Lusby, was sentenced Friday to 70 years in prison, with all but 47 years suspended, for multiple counts of sex abuse and rape.

Hill was convicted in February by a Calvert County Circuit Court jury of sexually abusing and raping a now-15-year-old girl since 2005 after a weeklong trial. He was indicted May 16, 2011, on 21 charges, and was accused of sexually abusing the girl from June 10, 2005, to March 14, 2011. The girl said the sexual abuse began in 2005 and that Hill first raped her in 2008 when she was 11 years old.

Hill was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, with five years suspended, for sexual abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct; to 20 consecutive years in prison, with 10 years suspended, for second-degree rape; to five consecutive years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor; to five consecutive years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor continuing course of conduct; to five consecutive years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor; to five consecutive years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor; to two consecutive suspended years in prison for third-degree sex offense; to one consecutive suspended year in prison for fourth-degree sex offense; to two consecutive suspended years in prison for second-degree assault; to two consecutive years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a minor; to five consecutive years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor; to two consecutive suspended years in prison for third-degree sex offense; and to one consecutive suspended year in prison for fourth-degree sex offense.

Upon his release, Hill will serve five years of supervised probation and is required to register as a lifetime sex offender. He received credit for 74 days in jail.

During closing arguments presented during the trial in February, Calvert County Assistant Stateís Attorney Kathryn Marsh said the girl moved with her family to Calvert County in about 2005. Marsh said the girl testified that Hill sexually abused her from 2005 to 2007 and that in 2008, Hill raped her for the first time when she was 11 years old.

The girl testified that the sexual abuse and rape continued until March 14, 2011, when a report was filed after the girlís brother walked into her room and saw Hill raping her, Marsh said. After a police investigation began, Marsh said, Hillís semen was found in the girlís room. Marsh said Hillís semen was found in the exact spot where the girl said the abuse occurred, and her DNA also was found in the same area, Marsh said.

kfitzpatrick@somdnews.com