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Bedford County Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

Authorities with the Bedford County District Attorney’s Office say a New Enterprise man was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing two children for years.

Stephen Beegle will serve 7 to 20 years in state prison, according to District Attorney Leslie Childers-Potts.

During Tuesday’s hearing, Beegle was deemed to be a “sexually violent predator,” the DA added.

Beegle was charged in 2019 following accusations that he had repeatedly raped a boy and a girl, from the time that they were young.

Police say Beegle also allegedly threatened the victims, and their families, if they told anyone about the abuse.

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