Man sentenced to 50 years without parole for sexually assaulting 5-year-old girl

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas (KFDM) - Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Kevin Andrew Kamper, 29, was found guilty by a jury of two Aggravated Sexual Assaults of a Child, enhanced first-degree felonies. The jury assessed Kamper’s punishment in each case at 25 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Judge Raquel West formally sentenced Kamper and ordered that the sentences run consecutively.

The 5-year-old girl had a forensic exam at CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth and was forensically interviewed at Alliance for Children in Fort Worth, where she provided additional details about the abuse.

At trial, testimony by the forensic nurse indicated the victim outcried during her exam that Kamper had sexually assaulted her. There was no injury or trauma noted during the forensic nurse’s exam of the victim. There was no DNA found on swabs taken from the victim, but experts testified that DNA not being present is possible in cases of sexual abuse for a variety of reasons. The jury found the victim’s testimony credible and convicted Kamper based on her testimony.

The case was investigated by Detective Matt Turner of the Nederland Police Department and prosecuted by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

The range of punishment for the offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is enhanced to a minimum of 25 years in prison up to a maximum of 99 years or life when the victim is younger than 6 years of age at the time of the offense. Kamper will serve fifty 50 years in the Institutional Division and will not be eligible for parole. If Kamper successfully completes his 50 year sentence, he will be released at age 79 and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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