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UPDATE: Marietta Man Gets Life in Prison for Rape

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Phillip Pruden is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for raping a child while out on bail.

The Marietta man must also register as a tier 3 sex offender.

Pruden plead guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl while out on bail for a previous sex charge.

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UPDATE 2/7/2014 12:40 PM

A guilty plea for rape.

A Marietta man could be looking at life in prison.

Phillip Pruden was serving six months in jail for sexual conduct with a minor, and now pleads guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl.

Prosecutors say it happened before when he was out on bail for the first charge.

Thursday, Pruden admitted to the crime.

In exchange for the rape plea, prosecutors dropped four other rape charges and five sexual battery charges.

Pruden could face life in prison.

Sentencing is set for March 20.


UPDATED: 9/23/13
A Marietta man currently in jail for sexual conduct with a minor is now charged with raping an eleven year old girl.

Phillip Pruden is currently serving six months in jail for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Marietta Police say Pruden was out on bail before that sentencing, when he was having sex with another young girl.

Investigators say the victim says it had been happening for about a year, stopping in August 2013 when he went back to jail.

Police say Pruden admitted to raping the girl saying he knew it was wrong but found it difficult to stop himself.

Pruden is charged with rape.

He was arraigned with bond set at hundred thousand dollars. Next court date is set for September 27th.

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UDPATED: 8/28/13

Phillip Edward Aaron Pruden will spend six months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The 32-year-old was originally charged with three counts after the victim told investigators it happened on three occasions.

Pruden admits it happened once.

Pruden receives 180 days in jail, five years community control, and is required to complete time at SEPTA Correctional Facility and undergo a behavioral change program.
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Marietta Police say a man admits to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

They say, now 32-year-old, Phillip Edward Aaron Pruden admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old.

Pruden was 31 at that time.

Investigators say it happened last summer but the information just recently came to them from children services.

"the fifteen year old child did have a relationship with Prudent in the summer of 2012. They had had sex, according to her, on at least three different occasions," explains Captain Jeff Waite.

Police say Pruden admitted to it happening once.

Investigators believe the two met through mutual friends.

"She described it as a relationship, she also noted she didn't feel it was consensual because she was intoxicated at the time."

Because of the more than ten year age difference, Pruden is charged with a thrid degree felony of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.


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