Missouri man sentenced for raping two girls in Arkansas
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.—An 18-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping two young girls in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Carlo Love of Kennett, Mo., was sentenced Monday; his prison term will be followed by a 10-year suspended sentence.
Prosecutors say the victims, ages 8 and 11, were at their grandfather’s house last November in Mississippi County, in northeast Arkansas, when Love asked if they wanted to “play a game.” He then locked himself in a room with the girls. The children were later taken to a hospital, where DNA evidence was recovered.
Love was arrested two weeks later.