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Jeffersonville man sentenced for molesting 13-year-old

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jeffersonville man who admitted to sexually molesting a 13-year-old boy learns Monday, he's headed to jail.

James Watkins, 42, pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation.

Watkins was taken into custody and sentenced to serve 10 years in jail and an additional 5 on probation.

The boy told police the abuse happened in his mother's house and car. Watkins lived with them at the time.

Watkins admitted to molesting the boy, telling police "the devil snuck into his body when the abuse happened." He also claims he was drunk at the time.

Watkins will have to undergo drug and alcohol treatment and also register as a sex offender for life.

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