A man charged in 2010 with six counts of rape of a child after a joint investigation involving the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Chattanooga Police Department has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison.
Paul N. Feilen, 39, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman.
Investigators picked up Feilen at his girl friend's residence in Cleveland.
Police said the sexual contact with a girl who is now a young teen had been going on for 8-9 years, according to her account.
An affidavit said her mother began questioning her after noticing that she had a vaginal discharge and was feeling sick.
He got a 12-year sentence that was consecutive to a 15-year term.
He has been incarcerated since his arrest.