A Georgia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting his underage daughter.
Pierre Lang, 47, was found guilty Thursday of attempted rape, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sodomy and incest, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into the sexual assault on April 16, and a sheriff was called to interview the girl who ran away from home.
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The girl told investigators that Lang had undressed and was lying in bed with her, making inappropriate touches and forcing her to touch her.
In testimony, the girl said Lang stopped the abuse only after she told him she was tired.
As Lang walked away, the girl grabbed his cell phone and took naked pictures of him, officials said. She then ran out of her house and called the police.
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“The courage of this young woman to fight for herself and her safety is astonishing. I am proud,” District Attorney Dahlia Racine said in a statement. “If you or someone you know is being abused, contact them and get help.”
A judge sentenced Lang to life in prison, but he will serve the next 40 years in prison.