Monday, September 15, 2008

Rape verdict

St. Paul, Mn. - reports that a 30-year-old St. Paul man, Laird Brando Keeton Jr. has pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl with developmental disabilities while she was staying in his home. According to the criminal complaint, the girl had been staying in Keeton's home, along with his partner and his partner's 7-year-old daughter. Keeton, who also allegedly blew methamphetamine smoke into the girl's mouth and forced her to take Ecstasty, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He will be sentenced on October 22 and faces up to 6 1/2 years in prison. It is the second time that Keeton has been convicted of a felony.