The young girl is back with her parents and the homeless man now has a permenant place to stay after a jury found him guilty of several charges relating to his relationship with the girl, whom he also impregnanted, and sentenced him to LIFE + 2 years in prison!
According to the AJC, College Park police found Kendrick and the 13-year-old, whom he first claimed was his 18-year-old cousin, asleep in a vacant unit of the Cypress Glen Apartments on Godby Road last February.
The two were not related. In fact, authorities soon found out the girls real age when it was revealed that Kendrick met her while he was a boarder in her family’s home.
The girl’s parents became suspicious about their boarder’s affinity with their daughter and promptly asked him to leave, but the “relationship” continued when Kendrick continued to sneak into the house to visit the teen.
The young girl soon ran away from home to be with Kendrick and the two lived on the streets for over two months. She was reunited with her parents, who had reported her missing, after police found the pair in that vacant unit but the damage had already been done.
Investigators learned that the girl was pregnant with Kendrick’s child.
Stephen Troy Kendrick was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and Thursday (February 23, 2012) a jury found him guilty of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, child molestation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal trespassing.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s office announced that he’d been sentenced to life plus two years in prison after being convicted of all charges related to sexual assaulting a 13-year-old girl whom he impregnated.