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TUCSON, Ariz. – A man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 17 years for kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old girl in Tucson, Arizona.

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According to The Associated Press, Christopher Clements, 40, was sentenced Monday after he was convicted on Sept. 30 in the death of Maribel Gonzalez, 13. Clements was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder. He was also given a 17-year sentence for kidnapping Gonzalez. The AP said that sentence will be served consecutively with the life sentence.

KOLD reported that Gonzalez went missing on June 3, 2014, while walking back home from a friend’s house. Her body was found days later in a desert area in Pima County.

According to KOLD, Clements is also facing additional charges for allegedly kidnapping and killing Isabel Celis, 6, in 2012. His trial in that case is set for February 2023.

According to the AP, Clements was arrested in 2018 and indicted on about 22 felony counts for both Celis and Gonzalez’s deaths.

Celis went missing from her parents’ house in Tucson, Arizona, in April 2012. According to the AP, her remains weren’t found until 2017 after federal agents were led to the location by Clements.

Clements is also a convicted sex offender with a long criminal history, according to the AP. He is currently serving a prison term of up to 35 years for a burglary in 2017 in Maricopa County, Arizona.

No further information has been released.