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DALLAS A door-to-door magazine salesman was sentenced to three life sentences today after he was convicted of raping and burning a 79-year-old Grand Prairie woman in her home.

State District Judge Carter Thompson sentenced Daniel Neal, 24, to the maximum allowed by law.

Earlier, in a trial before the judge, Neal was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated assault on an elderly person.

The rape victim was in the courtroom for today's verdict.

She testified Thursday that Neal came to her door last March selling magazines and asked to use her bathroom.

She said he then attacked her sexually before dousing her in rubbing alcohol and setting her on fire.

Testifying in his own defense today, Neal said the sex was consensual.

He added that he'd had consensual sex with five other women during the two years he sold magazines.

A defense psychiatrist testified that Neal is mentally deficient, with an IQ of about 65.

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