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A Campbellsville man accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl has violated the terms of his diversion and could spend two years in prison.
David Michael Lowe, 20, of 401 Lula Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, July 8.
In May 2006, Lowe pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He originally faced 12 counts of second-degree rape. Eight counts of second-degree sodomy were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.
At that time, Lowe was granted a four-year pretrial diversion and ordered to have no contact with the victim. If he violated the terms of his diversion, Lowe was to be sentenced to two years in prison.
In August 2006, a motion was made to void Lowe's diversion because he had been convicted of possession of marijuana and possession of drug supplies in Taylor District Court.
A month later, Bertram passed on voiding Lowe's diversion but then required him to be supervised by probation and parole officers.
In February, Bertram referred Lowe to the Taylor County drug court program, though Lowe was later determined to be ineligible for the program.
In March, Bertram again passed on voiding Lowe's diversion on the condition that he apply for treatment.
Lowe's diversion was ultimately voided because of his continued drug use, failure to report to the probation and parole office, failure to enter treatment and because he has since been convicted of other crimes.
Court records state Lowe committed the crimes in November and December 2005.
Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Finck said in 2005 that Lowe was involved in a sexual relationship with an eighth-grade girl.
After the two met, records state, Lowe began staying at the girl's home. The girl told officials she had sex with Lowe at her home and at his grandmother's home.
Lowe told police he had had sex with the girl but didn't know how old she was at the time. When he learned she was only 13, according to court records, Lowe said he thought it was OK because the girl's mother had allowed him to live with them.
According to court records, the girl's mother said she allowed Lowe to stay at her home because he allegedly had no place to stay. She said she had made Lowe and her daughter promise they would not have sex.
Formal sentencing in Lowe's case is set for Aug. 5.
Also on Bertram's docket:
- Toby Allen Robinson, 47, of 500 Clem Haskins Blvd. in Campbellsville was sentenced to four years in prison on drug charges.
In November 2006, Robinson pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine and possession of drug supplies.
At that time, he was sentenced to two years' probation and granted a three-year pretrial diversion. If he failed the terms of his diversion, Robinson was to be sentenced to three years in prison.
In June, Robinson pleaded guilty in another case to first-degree possession of cocaine. Because Robinson pleaded guilty to that charge, Bertram voided his diversion in the other case.
Robinson was sentenced to three years in prison for violating his diversion and an additional year for the cocaine charge. He was given credit for 189 days he has already served.
- Brittany Leanndra Cox, 19, of 710 High Pine St., Apt. 14, in Campbellsville was granted a five-year pretrial diversion on drug and other charges.
In June, Cox pleaded guilty in three separate cases to nine counts of theft by unlawful taking less than $300, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks, first-degree possession of cocaine, two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug supplies. She originally faced nine additional counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks, which were amended to theft by unlawful taking.
At that time, she was sentenced to two years' probation. Cox was also sentenced to an additional two years' probation and ordered to follow treatment recommendations. If she fails the terms of the diversion, Cox will be sentenced to five years in prison. Final disposition of her case is set for July 2, 2013.
Court records also list Cox's address as 133 Cherwood and 230 Eads St., both in Campbellsville.
- Chadwick Lewis Carter, 46, of 927 E. Lemons Bend Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies and possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses. He originally faced a charge of selling marijuana.
The prosecutor has recommended that Carter be sentenced to two years' probation. Formal sentencing is set for Aug. 5.
- Kimberly R. Cox Gribbins, 37, of 151 Gary Court or 106 Floyd St., both in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of theft by deception less than $300. She originally faced 14 counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks. A second-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.
Gribbins was sentenced to two years' probation. Court records also list her address as 151 Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville.
- Candace Nell Thomas, 26, of 520 Greenhills Road in Columbia pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300.
Thomas was granted a five-year pretrial diversion. She was also ordered to stay out of Wal-Mart Supercenter for two years. If she fails the terms of her diversion, Thomas will be sentenced to two years in prison. Final disposition of her case is set for July 7, 2013.
- Darrell Lynn Dale Karnes, 34, of 960 N. Garnett Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies, DUI, both second offenses, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container.
He was granted a five-year pretrial diversion, sentenced to serve seven days in jail, ordered to attend an alcohol and drug education course, have his license suspended for a year and pay a $350 fine.
If he fails the terms of his diversion, Karnes will be sentenced to two years in prison. His case is set for final disposition July 2, 2013.