The 8th Circuit Solicitor, David Stumbo says a Whitmire man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting a child under the age of 10.
32-year-old Carrol Tremayne Washington was found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor following just one hour of deliberation.
They say in September 2015, the victim, who loved to visit her grandmother, began showing great distress prior to visiting her grandmother.
During a conversation with her mother, and later during a forensic interview, the victim disclosed multiple incidents in which Washington, the boyfriend of another family member, sexually assaulted her, according to the solicitor.
He says the victim was 8-years-old when the attacks began and 9-years-old the last time Washington assaulted her in 2014.
Washington had also been working as an ice cream truck driver, regularly surrounding himself with the children from surrounding neighborhoods, according to the solicitor.
“This is another tragic case of a malicious sexual predator taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of an innocent child,” said Solicitor Stumbo following the sentencing. “My office will fight alongside law enforcement with every ounce of strength to remove creeps like Carrol Washington from the streets of our communities. The victim’s life is forever altered, but I pray this conviction allows her and her family to rest better tonight,” said Stumbo.