Friday, October 31, 2008

Michael Devore - Repeat Sex Offender - Boy Raper

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy has accepted a plea agreement that would sentence him to 27 years in prison, according to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

In July, Michael Devore, 28, of New Albany, offered to give the boy a ride on his moped then took him behind the water-pumping station along River Road in New Albany, according to the probable-cause affidavit. There, he allegedly performed oral and anal sex on the boy. He reportedly confessed to detectives during the investigation.

Devore was charged in August with class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor. He was also charged as a repeat sex offender, because of a prior unrelated conviction for a sex offense, according to a Wednesday press release from the prosecutor’s office.

Devore accepted a sentence of 20 years to serve for sexual misconduct with a minor, the maximum possible sentence for a class B felony. He also will be sentenced to an additional seven years in prison and three suspended for being a repeat offender, if the court accepts the plea. The sentences will run consecutively.

“I look forward to the completion of this case at sentencing for the benefit and safety of both the victim and the greater community,” Henderson said in the release.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tim Gray prosecuted the case. Devore’s attorney, Rob Colone, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Floyd County Superior Court. Judge Susan Orth still must accept the agreement.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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