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LOVINGTON, N.M. - A former Lea County Sheriff's Deputy has been sentenced for first degree criminal sexual penetration of a minor child.
We're told 62-year-old Danny Surratt was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Wednesday morning.
Back in February, a Lovington jury found Surratt guilty after jurors deliberated for six hours.
During the trial, the victim testified that Surratt sexually assaulted her and told her not to say anything about his conduct to anyone.