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Spokane Man Gets Life Sentence For Molesting Minor In Mall

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SPOKANE, Wash. – It was one of the most talked about stories on KHQ.com in 2012. Richard Payne was caught at Bumpers Family Fun Center molesting a five year old girl on surveillance camera in June of last year and now he's been sentenced to a mandatory life sentence.  

A jury convicted Payne earlier this year and his sentence comes because of his earlier sex offenses involving children. On Wednesday we spoke with the General Manager at Bumpers Family Fun Center and he said he's happy that their video helped put this man behind bars, but he still called this "a sad situation any way you look at it."

The General Manager said that he's thrilled their video played a crucial role, but he still wishes that they could have done more to prevent the incident, even though he knows there's not much else they could have done.

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