Palatka man, 42, gets life for molesting girl

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Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Mark Fowler

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. - A 42-year-old Palatka man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for molesting a girl from the time she was 9 to 11.

Mark Fowler was found guilty in November of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour after a one-day trial.

Wednesday was Fowler's birthday.

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