Davie man going to prison for rape of child

Published 9:22 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

A Mocksville man could spend the next eight years in prison, following his conviction in Davie Superior Court earlier this month.

Anthony Scott Kilby Jr., 21, appeared in court with his attorney, Daniel Robertson. Kilby’s original charges were four counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult, four counts taking indecent liberties with a child, and three counts statutory sex offense with a child by an adult. On a bill of information, Kilby pled guilty to attempted first degree statutory rape of a child.

According to Assistant DA Rob Taylor, Kilby had inappropriate physical contact with a child in 2016 and 2017. Following a good touch-bad touch lecture in the child’s elementary school in March 2017, a teacher noticed the child acting uneasy and not wanting to make eye contact.

“This was definitely not normal behavior for this child, according to the teacher, so the teacher took her aside and asked her about it,” Taylor said. The child told the teacher Kilby had been touching her. A subsequent interview at The Dragonfly House revealed the full extent of the contact, punishable by up to 532 months in prison.

Robertson told Judge Kevin Bridges: “Mr. Kilby does accept responsibility for the crime. He was 19 years old at the time; the brain is not fully connected until age 25 so I would ask you to take his age into consideration.”

Kilby, bearded and shackled, has been in jail since his arrest March 21, 2017. Bridges sentenced him to 108-190 months, with credit given for the 475 days he was in jail. He is to have no contact with the victim for the rest of his life and not be where she is present. He must register as a sex offender for the next 30 years and have satellite-based monitoring for 10 years following his release.

Bridges recommended sex offender treatment and educational and job training while Kilby is in prison. DNA evidence collected during the investigation is to be preserved.

Kilby was ordered to pay court costs and an attorney fee of $1,410 as a civil judgment. Kilby’s mother sat, crying, during sentencing.