Man sentenced to 140 years in prison for rape of a child

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 4:03pm
Staff reports

A Davidson County judge Tuesday sentenced Denver McMath to 140 years in prison for a raping a child.

McMath was convicted last year on four counts of rape of a child and four counts of aggravated sexual battery. Last August, a jury convicted McMath of assaulting the minor at various times while she was in the second through seventh grades.

Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins sentenced McMath to serve 25 years for each of the rape convictions and 10 years each for the battery convictions, all of which are to be served consecutively.

6 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 2/1/12 at 7:01

Why put such a man in prison for life? You are only going to house him, cloth him, feed him, provide free health care and give him gym to work out to stay fit.

That is an absolute waste of taxpayers money which could be used for much greater purposes.

It shows the ignorance of legislators to abolish the death penalty. It should be brought back.

By: yucchhii on 2/1/12 at 9:35

yucchhii to Yogiman; Don't worry, a child rapist life expectancy in prison is NOT LONG! One thing inmates in prison DON'T like is a child molester and they will KILL him as soon as they can do it and get away with it. Provided that they don't put this guy in solitary confine ment.

By: bwilling2c on 2/1/12 at 10:35

Yogiman,
The death penalty has not been abolished. While I believe the offender should never be free, there's also the fact that the death penalty is far more expensive to carry out than a life sentence, which is what this guy got.

By: freddy on 2/1/12 at 3:56

Say what you want about the Taliban, but sometimes there's something about the ol' bullet to the head. Jail until the short eyes gets a shank, or 15 years on death row, costs millions.

By: BEOWULF on 2/2/12 at 5:04

BEOWULF: Since no real consensus is apparent, why don't we just let the warden/guards place him in gen pop...inside or on the yard, justice should be be swift!...[Freddy! What a despicable, wonderful thought.]

By: SassyLady on 3/6/12 at 2:11

SassyLady:Before you condem someone,do you know the real facts?It's condemnation when we hear of such things.At this point his fate has been established.Everyone in prison has a reason to be there.So,why does a certain group of prisoners decide on who lives and who dies!Keep in mind prisons make up is of all kind(murderers,rapist,drug dealers etc),it's all the same.If that's the case ,shank EVERYBODY in prison!!!!