Trendell Ray Brady, 34, was convicted of raping a girl twice, once when she was 10 and once when she was 11. Both times she became pregnant and DNA tests prove that Brady is the father of both girls. It has not been revealed how many actual rapes occurred most probably because DAs were certain he would spend the rest of his life behind bars. He was sentence to 80 years in prison but he could be released by time he is 100.
Back in 2003, Brady became romantically involved with a 17 year old family member of the girl. He raped the girl one day when he was babysitting for some children in the family. Soon thereafter she became pregnant the first time.
WATE reports that authorities did not learn of the situation until several years later. Once they were notified, investigators with the Knoxville Police Department took Brady in for questioning. Brady confessed to raping the girl in the interview with investigators.
But during the trial, Brady tried to pass off the blame to his twin brother. Jurors, who remained unconvinced, found him guilty at his trial in June, WREG reported.
“There are not enough years in prison Brady can serve to repair the damage that has been done,” said Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen. “However, the lengthy sentence in this case will ensure that Brady is never again able to harm a child.”
According to the district attorney’s office, each count of child rape carries a penalty of 25 to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors sought the maximum sentence for each count and asked the judge if the sentences could run consecutively so Brady would serve 80 years without parole.