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Man sentenced to 35 years for rape of young girls

Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 19:04:40-05

Kevin Donathan was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to a laundry list of charges including rape and gross sexual misconduct of several minors.

The 55-year-old admits to the crimes the judge says happened over a span of 25 years.

"You ruined so many lives including mine," said one of the victims in court. "You made all of us women feel like we didn't need to work, that we could just give up our bodies and have what we want."

The tier three sex offender apologized.

"I'd like to apologize to the victims and the families for what I did," said Donathan.

Donathan's niece, Ashley Summers, has been missing for over a decade.

The FBI searched his home in relation to her disappearance last year, but police say he is not a suspect.