Eckart pleads guilty to rape of a child

Eckart Keithen Edward

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Keithen Edward Eckart has pled guilty to three counts of rape of a child.

He was arrested in September.

Prosecutors say he confessed then to unlawful sexual contact with 3 juveniles under 13.

Assistant District Attorney Addie Nester says the latest rape happened in September, but they go back as far as 2019.

In the plea agreement, Eckart will serve 100% of a 30 year term.

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