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1:04 PM Tue, Oct. 23rd

Allen gets 44 years in child molestation case

PRESCOTT – John Harry Allen, the Camp Verde man who pleaded guilty to charges of child molestation and attempted child molestation, received a 44-year prison sentence Monday.

Allen, 59, originally faced four counts of sexual conduct with a minor, 11 counts of child molestation and a charge of the continual sexual abuse of child. The initial charges involved three victims but he pleaded guilty to molesting two girls and trying to molest one of the two girls on a separate occasion. Both victims were younger than 15 at the time of the crimes.