MS man convicted of raping Memphis 8-year-old

MS man convicted of raping Memphis 8-year-old

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man from Coldwater, MS was convicted in the 2012 rape of an 8-year-old girl at a Whitehaven apartment, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

Keith Ward, 47, will be sentenced on Mar. 5 by Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan. He faces 25 to 40 years in prison with no parole.

The sexual assault happened in March 2012. The girl told her stepmother about the rape. She notified police and Tennessee Department of Children Services.

The young victim was interviewed at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and her interview was shown to the jury.

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