Man accused of sexually assaulting girl gets life

COLUMBUS, Ga. - A man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Columbus has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Marcus Wade was sentenced Friday in the January 6, 2010 attack.

Authorities say Wade abducted the girl as she was on her way to school, forced her to remove her clothes and assaulted her in a park bathroom. Authorities say Wade also exposed himself to two 13-year-olds that morning and robbed a man that afternoon.

Authorities say that Wade exposed himself to a woman the next day and then forced another woman into her car at gunpoint and made her drive to a bank to get money before driving off with her 3-year-old grandson in the car. The child was later found safe.

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