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Alabama man sentenced to 615 years for sex crimes

The man apologized to the families in court.
Credit: WTVY
Raven Smith

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama man who admitted to raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing young children has been sentenced to 615 years in prison for those crimes.

Dothan CBS affiliate WTVY reported Raven Smith, 35, apologized to the families of five girls younger than the age of 16 that he molested over a period of several years.

One child's mom said she believed there were more victims who were too scared to come forward.

“I don't want them to be afraid anymore,” she told WTVY. “I want them to know he's in jail and can't ever hurt them or anyone else,” she said.

It is unlikely Smith will ever be paroled.

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