WARRENSBURG, MO – A Warrensburg man may spend the rest of his life in prison.

A report by the Daily Star Journal in Warrensburg, says Robert Brown, 40, was sentenced to 189 years for counts of physical and sexual abuse of a 10-year-old, and 8-year-old. According to prosecutors, Brown padlocked the girls in their rooms, and whipped them.

The sentence accounts for nine sodomy charges, five counts of child abuse or neglect, and witness tampering. An appeal of the conviction is planned by Brown’s attorney.