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Staunton Man to Serve 5 Years on Aggravated Sexual Battery Charges

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A Staunton man will serve five years in prison for sexually abusing a woman. Justin Cole Smith, 27, pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual battery while the victim was incapacitated.

Smith's case was supposed to go to trial Monday morning in Staunton Circuit Court, but instead he took a plea deal. For both charges, he was sentenced to 20 years, but 15 were suspended.

He will also be under probation for 20 years following his time.

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