A teenager who pleaded guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from school last year was sentenced to 75 years in the Montana State Prison (USA).

Ten years of Kaleb Kuebler’s sentence was suspended, but the 16-year-old also must register as a sex offender and complete treatment before he is eligible for parole, Judge Greg Pinski of Cascade County District Court said Wednesday.

According to court documents, Kuebler approached the girl as she walked home from school in October 2012. He stole her hat, lured her into an alley, assaulted and raped her. The girl went to her grandparents’ house and reported the assault, spurring a daylong police manhunt for the suspect. Kuebler was apprehended after officers matched him to the description the victim provided.

Fifteen at the time of the crime, Kuebler would have been tried as an adult because of the serious nature of the charges against him if he had not pleaded guilty.

Wow! That’s huge. He’d probably spend the rest of his life in jail. He must be regretting his actions by now, unfortunately it’s too late.

Rape is never a good thing. I urge everyone never to yield to such temptation.