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Truck driver sentenced for sodomy of a 6-year-old in Taylor Mill

Truck driver sentenced for sodomy of a 6-year-old (Kenton Co. Commonwealth Attorney)

KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - A Kenton County judge sentenced a truck driver, who had oral sex with a six-year-old, to 30 years in prison. Benjamin Rochat must serve at least 20 years of his sentence before he's eligible for parole.

Taylor Mill Police say the victim's grandmother reported that she saw Rochat commit the crime on July 26, 2015.

The Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney's office says Rochat was a long haul trucker. With the help of Illinois State Police, officers tracked Rochat to the state where he was arrested and extradited to Kentucky to face a charge of sodomy.

The Commonwealth Attorney's office says evidence taken from the girl's underwear lead a jury to convict him, as did Rochet's own cell phone which had conversations between himself and the girl's grandmother. His cell phone also helped dispute his ex-wife's testimony that Rochat was in Michigan when the crime occurred. The phone showed he was in Kentucky.

The victim was not able to tell investigators what happened.

The jury deliberated for two to three hours before finding Rochet guilty. In addition to the prison sentence, he must also register as a sex offender.

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