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Three Hopkinsville men sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting 15-year-old boy

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Colton Cavanaugh Colton Cavanaugh
Dayton Jones Dayton Jones
Tyler Perry Tyler Perry
Samual Miller Samual Miller

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three men from Hopkinsville are headed to prison after they were convicted of sexually assaulting a minor.

That's according to a release issued from the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.

Officials say the three men assaulted a 15-year-old boy during a party in Christian County in October of 2014. The victim was unconscious during the assault, according to officials.

The three men were given sentences on Wednesday after they entered pleas in August of this year.

Colton Cavanaugh, 19, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

Authorities say Cavanaugh must serve at least 12 years before he is eligible for parole. Cavanaugh will be required to register as a sex offender and serve an additional five years of conditional release when he completes his sentence. Officials say Cavanaugh offered a public apology to the victim in August as part of his plea.

Dayton Jones, 22, was given a 15-year sentence. He was charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree wanton endangerment and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Jones is required to register as a lifetime sex offender. Authorities say Jones will be required to serve at least 8- 1/2 years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. He will also serve as additional five years of conditional release once he completes his sentence. Jones offered an apology to the victim during sentencing.

Tyler Perry, 21, was given a 10-year sentence on a charge of first-degree assault. He will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence.

Officials say a fourth person, 20-year-old Samual Miller, will be sentenced on March 7.  

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