Lillian man sentenced for rape, sexual abuse

A judge sentenced a Lillian man to life in prison plus 20 years for raping and abusing a 13-year-old girl whom he knew.

Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge Lang Floyd ordered Frederick F. Wroten on Thursday to serve life for a first-degree rape conviction and a total of 20 years for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Under the order, sentences for each of the crimes will be served consecutively. A jury found Wroten, 60, guilty in May. Wroten has maintained his innocence, said his attorney, Bill Messick.

Lillian man sentenced for rape, sexual abuse