A Morenci man accused of molesting two girls under the age of 15 was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday, the maximum term he could receive under his plea agreement.

Jason Downing pleaded guilty to molestation of a child and attempted molestation of a child in Greenlee County Superior Court Oct. 19. In addition to the prison term he received on the first charge, he was sentenced to a lifetime probation, too.

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