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Tulsa Man Convicted Of Rape, Molestation; Jury Recommends 3 Life Sentences

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Phillip Borden, 43. Phillip Borden, 43.
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A jury found a Tulsa man guilty of molestation and rape Friday. Phillip Borden is now facing a lengthy prison sentence.

It took the jury a little more than four hours to find Borden guilty of sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend's daughters.

His charges include one count each of forcible oral sodomy, lewd acts with a minor, and rape by instrumentation, as well as seven counts of lewd molestation and two counts of first degree rape.

He was found not guilty of one charge: lewd acts with a minor.

There was little reaction from Borden when the guilty verdict was read, but his family appeared very emotional about the news.

Borden fled to Mexico for a year, after he learned he was being investigated.

Both of his victims testified that they thought of Borden as a father-figure and spent hundreds of nights at his house. One girl said the abuse happened from the time she was 8 until she turned 14.

During this week's trial, Borden took the stand in his own defense.

It was an emotional trial, and the victims' family says they are relieved to know it's finally over.

"Everybody's still relieved and feeling some shock, but we still definitely support each other and rally around those girls, so we're looking forward to seeing how they can move on and put this behind them, finally," said one family member.

The jury recommended three life sentences, plus 120 years in prison.

6/10/2013 Related Story: Jury Selection To Begin In Tulsa Child Molestation, Rape Case

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