BELTON — A judge sentenced a 19-year-old Killeen man to 15 years in prison Tuesday for raping two young girls.
The teenager, Chakore Amil Blakley, had sought probation during Tuesday’s hearing. In testimony from his mother and family friends, they portrayed Blakley’s life to that point as a teenager who was sexually and physically abused as a young child.
But as his past came out, testimony of Blakley’s “sexual deviance” came to light.
Blakley has been in custody since April 19, when he turned himself in to Killeen police. He pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child regarding an allegation that he molested a 6-year-old girl on April 14.
Blakley confessed to molesting the victim’s 5-year-old sister during the same incident.
Bell County Assistant District Attorney Terry Clark told the court that because of Blakley’s mental condition, he needed to be placed in prison in order to have “structure.”
After considering the sentence for a little more than two minutes, presiding Judge Martha Trudo sentenced Blakley to 15 years, with about one year of time credited.
“My concern is for the safety of the community,” Trudo said while questioning Blakley’s mother.
Blakley himself took the stand during the hearing, offering little explanation as to why he decided to molest the two girls. He called the incident an act of impulse while under the influence of marijuana.