Gravette Man Receives Life Sentence For Rape
BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A man was found guilty by jury on two charges Thursday (April 7) after being convicted of rape.
Kevin Lee Reed, 36, had been arrested on suspicion of two counts of rape and one sexual assault in July 2015.
According to court records, Reed was charged in the rape of a 14-year-old girl, who told authorities that Reed had abused her since she was in fourth grade.
In an interview following his arrest, Reed admitted to inappropriately touching the girl, but never to rape.
He was convicted of one rape charge and the sexual assault charge; he was found not guilty of the second rape charge.
Reed received a life sentence for rape and an additional 20 years for sexual assault.