In what must be one of the longest prison sentences ever, a Texas man was sentenced to more than 4,000 years in prison yesterday for sexually assaulting three teenage girls over two years, reports the Associated Press. A day after finding James Kevin Pope guilty, jurors sentenced him to 40 life prison terms – one for each sex assault conviction – and 20 years for each of the three sexual performance of a child convictions.
At the request of prosecutors, Judge Graham Quisenberry ordered Pope to serve the sentences consecutively, adding up to 4,060 years. He will be eligible for parole in the year 3209. Pope, 43, of Springtown, abused the girls for nearly two years. It came to authorities’ attention after Pope made inappropriate comments to a friend, who notified a state agency.