Man gets 8 years for sexually abusing girl
By Caitlin Davis, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2014, 12:06
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — A Colonial Heights man pleaded no contest Friday to charges that he sexually abused a young girl.
Kevin Trempe, 52, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
On Aug. 8, 2013, Trempe was charged with with abusing a child less than 13 years of age. When Judge James A. Luke asked Trempe for his plea on Friday morning in Colonial Heights Circuit Court, he said “No contest.”
Trempe’s attorney, Richard Johnson Jr., told Judge Luke his client was not prepared to admit his guilt.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Sante Piracci said the mother walked in on Trempe abusing the girl, and he left and was arrested the following day.
Trempe claimed he was asleep during the alleged incident involving the girl. Piracci told the court should there have been a trial, a nurse would have testified that while there were no outward physical indications on the young girl, the nurse would say she was a victim of abuse.
Judge Luke told Trempe the court accepted his plea of no contest and was charged with one count aggravated sexual battery and sentenced to 20 years in jail with 12 suspended.
The judge also told Trempe he was to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s mother and he had to “keep good behavior for life.” He placed Trempe under indefinite probation upon his release from jail.
Trempe will also have to register as a sex offender and remain on the sex offender registry.