12/12/16 – 1:03 P.M. UPDATED
An Arlington teenager found guilty of rape will spend eight years in prison. The Courier’s Allison Reamer reports Judge Joseph Niemeyer sentenced Kyle McDowell Monday morning.
McDowell faced up to 33 years in prison. Niemeyer merged charges of gross sexual imposition and kidnapping during the hearing.
Reamer added that the sentence caused some emotions in the courtroom.
McDowell spoke during the hearing, saying, “I ask that this court doesn’t let the mistakes of a 17-year-old teenager ruin chances of success in my future. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life locked up for the dumb decision I made as a 17-year-old.”Read More →