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Burlington man sentenced for assault

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A Burlington man will spend more than a decade behind bars for assault.

Joseph Pickens, 40, was sentenced Tuesday to 13-25 years for an attack last year on a woman. Pickens punched the victim repeatedly damaging her eye and breaking multiple bones in her face.

Prosecutors say he was given a longer sentence because he's a habitual offender with burglary, assault and escape convictions dating back more than two decades.

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