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Silva sentenced Monday

Manuel Allen Silva Jr., who was convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse in October, was sentenced Monday at Union County Courthouse.

Silva had originally filed a motion in arrest of judgment and motion for new trial, but the motions were denied. After the hearing for the motions, Silva was sentenced.

“He was sentenced to 10 years in prison,” said Union County Attorney Tim Kenyon.

The prison sentences for both counts are to run concurrently, and Silva may be eligible for parole before the sentence is complete based on good conduct time and other credits.

“Not only did he get sentenced to prison, but when he is released, he will be subject to additional rules and restraints,” Kenyon said.

Silva must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and complete a sex offender treatment program. If he fails to complete the program, he may not receive earned time credit during his incarceration. Silva will also be required to submit to DNA profiling and electronic monitoring after his release.

Silva is also required to pay court costs, crime victim compensation in an amount to be determined and all counseling required for the victim of his original offense. He will also not be able to have further contact with the victim for a period of five years.

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