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Lee’s Summit man accused of raping 13-year-old girl and texting her mother to apologize

Updated: 2013-08-12T18:24:27Z

By GLENN E. RICE

The Kansas City Star

A Lee’s Summit man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at Lake Lotawana over the weekend, according to authorities.

Codey J. Everhart, 22, faces two counts of first-degree statutory rape and one count of forcible rape in the attack.

According to court records:

Everhart knocked on the girl’s window early Saturday after her mother had gone to work. Everhart allegedly asked if she wanted to go somewhere with him. The girl declined.

She let Everhart inside to use the restroom. Before leaving the bathroom, Everhart allegedly took off his shirt and unfasten his pants. Everhart allegedly grabbed the girl and threw her down on a bed and had sexual intercourse with her against her will. The girl struggled to get free and then hid in the bathroom. Once Everhart left, the girl ran to a friend’s house.

The girl told her mother what happened. Everhart allegedly sent the mother a text message, saying: “Omg im so sorry...it was the biggest mistake IV ever made plz I’m sorry plz don’t call the cops.... Ihave kids...plz I will do whatever u want I’m so sorry,” according to court records. “Plz call me mam I’m so scared right now I feel like my whole world is gona crash dwon on me...”

When interviewed by police, Everhart allegedly said the girl invited him over to “make out,” and that he knew she was 13. Everhart said he went to the home with the intention of having physical contact but said he didn’t have sexual intercourse with the girl, according to court records.

To reach Glenn E. Rice, call 816-234-4341 or send email to grice@kcstar.com.

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