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Man sentenced in 2 sexual assaults in DC

Monday - 4/29/2013, 9:40pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A D.C. man who pleaded guilty to two sexual assaults, including an attack on a 14-year-old girl, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Thirty-nine-year-old Antony Lamont Burns entered the pleas and was sentenced last week in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

According to government evidence, a man grabbed a 14-year-old girl walking in Northwest on 2003, put a knife to her chest and forced her into his car, where he sexually assaulted her.

Prosecutors say in 2006, a man brandishing a knife approached woman in northwest, forced her behind a building and raped her.

Authorities say DNA recovered from both victims was tied to Burns after he was convicted of an unrelated crime in 2010.

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