CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- A Hiddenite man will spend at least 25 years in prison for sex crimes against a child.

Dennis Corley, 49, has been convicted of two counts of first-degree rape of a child.

Police say the incidents happened in June 2011 and June 2012 in Catawba County. The victim was under 12 years old.

Several agencies investigated the crimes.

Corley will serve a maximum of 35 years in prison and will have to register with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry for the remainder of his life.
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