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PHOENIX -- Authorities say a Phoenix man will spend the rest of his life in prison for repeatedly raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 26-year-old Mario Chavez-Tavena was sentenced Wednesday to five consecutive life sentences plus an additional 10 years in prison.

Chavez-Tavena was convicted in July on five counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child.

Authorities say Chavez-Tavena's wife put a tape recorder in their bedroom in May 2009 to determine if her husband was cheating on her.

She later listened to the recording and heard Chavez-Tavena call her daughter into the bedroom followed by noises she believed were her husband having sex with the child.

Authorities say forensic examination of Chavez-Tavena's stepdaughter produced DNA evidence supporting the rape charges.

Associated Press,

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