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Man sentenced to 13 years in prison for having sex with 7 and 9-year-old girls more than 40 times

By Mason White 1:55 PM January 26, 2014
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A man pleaded guilty in court to having sex with young girls on many occasions.

The grandmother of both girls said that the family was relieved after James Allen Haats, 29, of Moorhead, Minnesota, has been sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison, so he will no longer be able to hurt the children.

Haats admitted to sexually assaulting two young girls.

He pleaded guilty on Thursday, in the District Court of Clay County, to criminal sexual conduct with a child.

Four other related charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

Court documents showed that the 29-year-old sexually assaulted the 7-year-old victim about once a month for the past three years.

He also told police that he had sex with the 9-year-old, but not very often because this victim “did not seem to like it.”