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Sanel Saint-Simon gets life sentence for killing girlfriend's daughter

Alexandria Chery, 16, found dead in 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the teenage daughter of his longtime girlfriend.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Sanel Saint-Simon was sentenced Tuesday.

Orange County jurors found Saint-Simon guilty in April of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Landscapers found 16-year-old Alexandria Chery's body on the Osceola-Polk county line in August 2014, several days after she was reported missing.

Saint-Simon helped raise Chery since she was about 5 years old. Her family has said Saint-Simon sexually abused her before her murder.