Man pleads guilty to five counts of child rape

KNOXVILLE, Tenn>(WVLT)--Christopher Howard pleaded guilty to five counts of Child Rape last week. He was sentenced to 125 years in prison.

He must serve a minimum of 25 years.

On March 11, 2012, the Knoxville Police Department was notified of an incident involving the rape of a 12 year-old boy. After an investigation, officers arrested Howard and charged him with one count of Rape of a Child.

The additional charges came after further investigation.

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