TOOELE COUNTY — A man convicted of beating his stepson for nearly 10 hours and then attempting to rape his stepdaughter was sentenced to 31 years to life in prison. Willie Phillips was also fined and ordered to pay restitution.
Phillips was convicted in June of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child and attempted rape of a child. He also pleaded guilty to intentionally inflicting serious injury to a child, which is a second-degree felony.
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