Madison Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Minor

A Madison man was sentenced Wednesday to three life sentences, plus 44 years, in prison for sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor. The abuse reportedly started when the child was 13 and lasted for five years. 56-year-old Robert Lee Sims, Junior, was convicted by a Ralls County jury in March of two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, second-degree statutory rape, second-degree statutory sodomy, first-degree kidnapping, sexual exploitation of a minor and forcible sodomy.