Metro-East News

State Park Place man gets 15 years for rape

Kevin L. Carter
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After abusing and raping a 17-year-old girl, a State Park Place man will spend 15 years in prison.

Kevin L. Carter, 36, pleaded guilty Aug. 7 to two counts of criminal sexual assault was sentenced to seven years for one count and eight for the other, to be served consecutively. Two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault were dismissed as a part of Carter’s plea deal.

The 17-year-old girl told police the abuse had been going on since she was 5 years old. If the case had gone to trial, the girl would have had to testify.

Police found out about the abuse when the girl told her school counselor that she was being abused, according to court records.