Harvey sentenced for molesting 13 year old relative

RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF) – A Rossville man has been sentenced for molesting his underage relative over a number of years.

35 year old Alex Harvey was convicted in march of incest, statutory rape, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and aggravated sexual battery.

The girl was just 13.

Prosecutors say Harvey began providing their girl and her friends with alcohol, and later marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and LSD.

They say he then took advantage of her when she was intoxicated.

Friends testified seeing him having sex with her when she was unconscious.

They also had DNA evidence linking the two.

District Attorney Arnt stated that “Harvey was a trusted adult in C.N. life and he used that position of trust to turn his niece into an addict and a sex object.”

He read a statement from the victim in court in which she described having to re-live the abuse every day for the rest of her life.

Harvey was sentenced to 25 years without parole and will be labelled as a sex offender for life.

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