A 34-year-old Georgia man was sentenced to life in prison plus two years after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Stephen Troy Kendrick was found guilty by a Fulton County jury last week of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, child molestation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal trespassing stemming from his “relationship” with a 13-year-old girl.

According to reports, Kendrick met the girl when he was a boarder in her parents’ home. After they became uncomfortable with how close the man had gotten to their daughter, they asked Kendrick to leave. Apparently, that didn’t end the sexual relationship and the girl later ran away with Kendrick.

After reporting their daughter missing, the pair were found sleeping together in a vacant apartment building two-months later. Initially Kendrick told police the girl was his 18-year-old cousin, but they later determined she was the missing 13-year-old girl.

While some may scoff at the life sentence handed down by the judge, it’s clear he was trying to send a strong message.

Should more pedophiles face similarly harsh penalties?

What do you think? 

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  • Dani

    Yesssss! Experts say that the reason why the sex trafficking of young girls has exploded recently is because the penalties for drug dealing are too stiff. So, the cowards turn to abusing girls. We should make the sexual abuse and trafficking penalties just as punitive, if not more so.

  • His thing should be definitely cut off!

  • LadyT

    These women who are blaming the 13 year old are really showing what went on in your lives. To actually blame an underage child for the sexual activity of an grown man is so pitiful. Is that what your dad or most likely your mom’s boyfriend told you when he came into your bedroom at night? You b*tches have to be victim of child abuse to think that a child is responsible for this mess.