The illegal immigrant accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, who was scheduled to be tried in Marshall County Circuit Court this week, pleaded guilty Monday.

David Gonzalez-Ramirez pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Under the agreement, he was sentenced by Marshall County Presiding Circuit Judge Chris Abel to serve 45 years prison.

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