A 36-year-old man who police say used a belt to beat his girlfriend has been given 25 to 35 years in prison.

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A 36-year-old man who police say used a belt to beat his girlfriend has been given 25 to 35 years in prison.

The Lincoln Journal Star says ( http://bit.ly/LPXsN8) Judge Stephanie Stacy told Robert Clayborne at sentencing on Tuesday that he was a serial abuser. Stacy cited Clayborne’s record of jail sentences and assault prosecutions in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Washington.

Clayborne told the judge that he wasn’t a danger to society and that he just has a problem with women.

Police say Clayborne used a belt to beat his girlfriend on Dec. 27 after he accused her of cheating on him.

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She says the beating lasted two hours. Clayborne said in court on Tuesday that the beating lasted only 15 minutes.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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