Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Child Rapist Given 20-Year Prison Term
A 20-year prison sentence has been handed down to a Putnam County man, convicted of child rape. 20-year-old Roger David Mitchell of Joe Rawlings Road pleaded guilty in the case in which he was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. Mitchell had been indicted in March of last year after an investigation began when the girl became pregnant. He has been in jail since the indictment was handed down and will now be transferred to a state prison to serve out the remainder of his 20 years. He will also be placed on the state's sex offender registry.