ODESSA - An Ector County jury has convicted 45-year-old Chester Lee Finney, and sentenced him Friday morning.
Prosecutors say the girl who knew Finney came forward and testified against her assailant, and that was a key to the case and the punishment.
Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland says the jury sent a message with this sentence.
"Anytime somebody hurts a little girl in Ector County, a jury is not going to tolerant of it and they're going to sentence them to a long time. He'll be 67 before he's eligible for Parole and that's appropriate. He need to be removed from this County for as long as possible, and that jury did everything they could to make that happen," Bland said.
Finney has to serve at least half of the 45 years, before he is eligible for Parole.