On October 26, 2018, Kevin Bailey, 55, was sentenced by Crawford County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark D. Stevens to serve an aggregate sentence of 40 to 80 years in state prison after Baily entered guilty pleas to 3 counts of rape of a child, 1 count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, and 2 counts of aggravated indecent assault announced Crawford County District Attorney Francis J. Schultz.
DA Schultz stated, “The charges arose out of incidents occurring on multiple occasions between January of 2017 and March of 2018. Bailey engaged in oral sexual intercourse and digital penetration of the child who was only 6 and 7 years old at the time of the assaults.”
“Trooper Christian Miller of the Pennsylvania State Police did an excellent job in the investigation of this horrific case,” said DA Schultz. “First Assistant District Attorney Paula DiGiacomo prosecuted the case. Paula handles the bulk of our sexual assault prosecutions that occur in our county. She has developed a talent for putting offenders like Baily behind bars where they belong for a very long time. Our community is safer because of the hard work of Trooper Miller and First Assistant District Attorney DiGiacomo,” lauded DA Schultz. DA Schultz stated that we are very pleased with the court’s sentence of 40 to 80 years given all of the facts and circumstances surrounding this case.
First Assistant District Attorney DiGiacomo stated, “It is simply inexcusable to be in a position of trust with a young child and violate that trust. This case was even more disturbing because Bailey claimed the victim invited or initiated the sexual acts. He said the only gratification he got out of the acts was the victim getting gratification out of it. The defendant said these incidents occurred on about 3 dozen occasions. This will undoubtedly affect this child and the family for the rest of their lives but at least justice has been served so that the victim may continue to recover and live a full and happy life.”
Bailey will receive 171 days credit for pre-sentence incarceration.