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Convicted child abuser sentenced to life in prison
Ray guilty of multiple sex charges, eligible for parole after 30 years
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Christopher Ray
A Gainesville man received two life in prison sentences Friday afternoon in Hall County Superior Court after he was found guilty by a jury in April on all but one of more than 20 counts in a child sexual abuse trial. By Georgia sentencing rules, Christopher Thomas Ray, 31, will be eligible for parole after 30 years served. He was convicted on seven counts of aggravated child molestation, six counts of child molestation, one count of possession of Lorazapam (a tranquilizer) with intent to distribute, one count of attempting to violate the Georgia controlled substances act and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children.