Former Duval County teacher gets 4 life sentences in child sex case

Michael Worrell, 64, convicted on 7 counts of sexual battery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A former Duval County school teacher received four mandatory life sentences Thursday for his conviction on multiple counts of sexual battery.

According to the Office of the State Attorney, a 15-year-old girl alerted authorities in August 2012 that Michael Worrell, 64, took her took local motels and forced her to have sex with him.

Officials said they found that a total of three young girls were abused by Worrell between 2006 and 2012, with some of the victims being 9 years old when the abuse started.

Worrell was also sentenced to three 30-year sentences in addition to his life sentences. He was found guilty on seven counts of sexual battery.

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