Bartlett man sentenced for raping girl

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Patrick Phillips

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bartlett man will spend 27 years behind bars without parole for raping the daughter of a woman he was dating,  Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.

Patrick Phillips, 45, was convicted in September of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery earlier this year.

The victim, then 12, left a note for her mother in November 2012 saying Phillips had begun sexually abusing her and raping her in a bedroom in their home after offering to giver her a back massage while her mother was at work.

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