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Washington state man sentenced to life in prison

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A Washington state man convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 5-year-old northern Idaho girl has been sentenced to life in prison.

Fifty-four-year-old Mark Richard Boncz of Newport must serve at least 15 years before he is eligible for parole.

First District Court Judge Steve Verby sentenced Boncz earlier this week after ruling Boncz guilty following a bench trial in November.

Boncz says he will appeal the sentence.

Authorities say Boncz molested the girl in 2005 while living in a travel trailer behind her family's home in Bonner County.

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