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Fergus Falls man gets 7 1/2 years in sex abuse case

A Fergus Falls, Minn., man has been sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court to 7 1/2 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl under the age of 16.

Victor Floyd Dunford, 37, was given credit for 165 days already served.

Dunford was arrested in December after the victim told authorities about the abuse.

Dunford originally faced a number of charges.

All but one were dismissed after he pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

As part of his sentence, if Dunford is freed from prison after serving his initial time, he will be on conditional release for 10 years, meaning he could face additional prison time if he does not meet conditions of release.