Convicted Rapist Gets 18-22 Years
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A convicted Charlotte rapist will likely spend the next two decades in prison.
A Mecklenburg County jury found 22-year old Kevin Cellent guilty of a 2011 rape charge.
While Cellent was found guilty of first degree rape, he was found not guilty of his other three charges - first degree kidnapping, first degree sex offense and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
He was sentenced to 18-22 years in prison. Upon his release, he must participate in satellite-based
The crime happened back in August of 2011 when Cellent approached a woman at a bus stop on Mallard Creek Road. He showed his gun and forced her behind a nearby privacy fence. Cellent then raped the woman at gunpoint and then kicked her as he walked away.
In a release, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office says they admire the victim's courage for testifying against her attacker in court.