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Man receives 165 years for sex acts on teens

A judge on Friday sentenced a Moon Lake man to 165 years in prison for performing sex acts on three teens _ a girl and two boys _ in 1999.

James Kenneth Day, 46, was convicted last month of nine felony counts of sex crimes involving minors. The 165 years is a total of nine consecutive sentences.

Prosecutors said he showed the teens pornographic videos and instructed them to imitate what they saw on the tapes. Then he had intercourse with the 15-year-old girl and performed sex acts on the boys, who were 13 and 14.

"The evidence shows that your crimes are repugnant and monstrous," said Circuit Judge William Webb as he pronounced Day's sentence, the maximum allowable by law.

Prosecutors said Day was angry about a breakup with a girlfriend and acted out his sexual frustrations on the three teens.

On Friday, Day continued to maintain his innocence. He blasted the judicial process and said the teens made everything up.

"Evidence I was not allowed to use could have cleared me," Day told the judge. "I do not think this was a just court."

The Times is not identifying the victims or their relationship to Day because of the nature of the crimes.

The father of the two boys pleaded with Webb to hand down the maximum sentence because, he said, Day ruined his sons' lives.

"They're ashamed of themselves," the father said, glaring at Day and angrily crumpling up a letter he and his wife had prepared for the occasion.

Prosecutor Tom Stathopoulos read a letter written by the female victim.

"I'd like the court to know that James Kenneth Day stole my innocence, my virginity," the girl wrote. "I'm learning in counseling that I am not a bad person. I am a good person who had something bad done to me."

Day has vowed to appeal his conviction and sentence.

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