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Former Bail Bondsman Sentenced On Child Sex Charge

A former Clay County bail bondsman faces prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a child.

John Baxter Ashburn, 71, will serve six years in prison under a plea agreement.

Ashburn was arrested in 2015 on three charges including rape of a child. His bond was set at $250,000 at that time.

Two years later, Ashburn and prosecutors reached a plea agreement.

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