Hartselle man sentenced to 179 years in prison for child rape

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Hartselle man convicted of child rape has been sentenced to 179 years in prison, according to the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office.

Brian Matthew Mills was sentenced Tuesday after a three-day trial. Mills was convicted of first and second degree rape, as well as incest.

The Morgan County Department of Corrections said it received a tip in 2019 that Mills sent inappropriate messages to a minor. Mills was arrested on March 6, 2019 by the Decatur Police Department.

Mills was sentenced to 99 years for the first-degree rape charge, 60 years for the second-degree rape, and 20 years for the incest charge.

Assistant District Attorney Joe Lewis was the prosecutor in that case.


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