Paducah man goes to prison for child sex

By The Associated Press

PADUCAH, KY (AP) - A Paducah man who authorities say used his go-cart business to solicit young boys for sex has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The Paducah Sun reports 38-year-old Robert F. Bivens also faces a child rape charge in Tennessee.

Bivens was sentenced on Monday on his guilty pleas entered June 4. The agreement allowed him to plead to two counts of first-degree sodomy and three counts of third-degree sodomy.

Had the charges gone to trial and had Bivens been convicted of all of them, he could have faced life in prison.

The victims were 8 years old and 14 years old.

Bivens is charged with rape of a child under 13 in Weakley County, Tenn. That indictment was returned in January after a TBI investigation.

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