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Equality man gets 1,600 year prison sentence

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SALINE CO. -- A man convicted of more than 260 child sex crimes will spend the rest of his life in prison.

On Wednesday a judge gave Ronald Yarber a 1,652 year sentence.

That large number is due to Illinois law that requires certain sex crime convictions to be served back to back.

State's Attorney Jayson Clark told News 3 Yarber abused the victim over a five-year period.

Clark says this was one of the toughest cases his office has ever dealt with.

"Unfortunately, it's not uncommon in this county to have cases like this. Not to this extent, but similar, and we do everything we can to give these cases top priority and get these cases moved and get these people off the street," Clark said.  

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