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      Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing 9-year-old girl

      Tuesday, an Horry County jury found Carlos Roberto Lopez, 36, guilty of one count of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor and one count of Lewd Act upon a minor.

      Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson sentenced Lopez 35 years in prison on the Criminal Sexual Conduct charge and 15 years in prison on the Lewd Act charge. Those sentences will run concurrently.

      The charges stem from the sexual abuse of a nine to ten - year - old girl from 2010 to 2012.

      Lopez will not be eligible for parole or any sort of early release from incarceration until he has served at least 85% of his 35-year sentence.

      When released, Lopez will be required to register as a sex offender and be monitored by a GPS tracking device at all times.