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Ex-minister accused on ‘Oprah’ pleads guilty

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YADKINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former minister who was hospitalized after his adult daughters accused him on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" of molesting them pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 36 years in prison.

Ted Eugene Hendrix, 66, pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child. He could have gotten life in prison if convicted of the original charges, which included rape and incest.

Hendrix was arrested in March after one of his daughters went to the authorities. The three women told Winfrey their father abused them almost daily for about a decade.