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GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – A Clay County man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of sexual battery.

Mark Anthony Nicholls, 41, also plead guilty to incest, possession of photographs of sexual performance by child, promoting a sexual performance and lewd or lascivious molestation.

The victims, one male and one female, told authorities that Nicholls sexually abused them when they were 11 and 14 years old, respectively.

According to the investigation, Nicholls forced sex and took explicit photos of one of the victims on numerous occasions since 2007. The victims are now adults.

Nicholls has been designated a sexual predator.

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