Continental man sentenced to life for rape of child

CONTINENTAL — A Continental man was handed a life sentence last week for raping a child.

Shawn Budd, 39, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years for raping a victim younger than 10 years old.

He was also sentenced to seven years for illegal use of a minor in nudity material or performance and another seven years for pandering obscenity involving a minor. These two charges were ordered to run consecutive to the first.

He was given credit for 173 days served.

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