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50-year Sentence for a Kennewick Man Charged with Child Rapes

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KENNEWICK, Wash., - A 42-year-old man convicted of raping and molesting boys was sentenced Tuesday morning to 50 years in prison.

Michael Leon Shemesh insisted in court that he was innocent and that the children had been intimidated by authorities.

Benton County Superior Court Judge Carrie Runge told Shemesh he selected and preyed on vulnerable victims.

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