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Prison ordered for man tied to missing teen

Prison ordered for man tied to missing teen

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man accused of killing a Utah County teen has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for lying to investigators.

Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors, says Christopher Jeppson was immediately taken into custody Friday after U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ordered the punishment.

Separately, Jeppson faces a murder charge in Utah County. Kiplyn Davis was 15 when she disappeared from Spanish Fork in 1995. She is presumed dead but her body has not been found.

In September 2007, Jeppson was convicted of lying to federal investigators about his whereabouts on the day Davis disappeared.

Timmy Olsen is serving a 12-year federal sentence for perjury. He, too, faces a murder charge in Davis' disappearance.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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