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Man previously convicted of incest sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for rape of 4-year-old

A registered sex offender who was convicted of incest as a 14-year-old was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the first-degree rape and molestation of a 4-year-old Tuesday.

Johnathon Hancock, now 32, was living with the victim’s biological mother in Spokane when the abuse occurred in March 2016, according to court documents. The victim said her mother was in the room during one instance of sexual abuse and that Hancock ignored her pleas to stop.

Hancock was found guilty in Spokane County Superior Court of both charges June 24. He was also sentenced to lifetime community custody.

He also has previous convictions for multiple crimes related to theft, domestic violence and assault, according to court records.

Hancock’s incest conviction in 2001 spawned from incidents over a two-year period, according to court documents. He also failed to complete sex offender treatment and register as an offender at one time.

Hancock was also a self-proclaimed “skinhead” and was convicted of malicious mischief as a juvenile for drawing swastikas on a bus stop shelter, according to court records.

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