Man receives additional charge of sex with minor

Published 8:52 am Friday, March 1, 2019


An Austin man recently charged with having sex with a 13-year-old female received an additional charge in a separate case on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Kevin Donovan Raker, 21, was charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim 13-15-actor more than 24 months older.

The accusation comes two weeks after he was charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim 13-15-actor more than 24 months older, to which he has pled not guilty.

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According to the court complaint, law enforcement was contacted on Aug. 31, 2018, by the parents of a 13-year-old female regarding a criminal sexual conduct incident.

The victim had disclosed that she had sex with a 15-year-old male from Austin Township, telling a deputy it occurred in mid-August at a residence in the 16000 block of 520th Avenue.

The victim’s mother contacted law enforcement the following day and said she had “proof” on the victim’s cell phone that the victim had sex with Raker, who was 20 at the time. On Sept. 4, the victim told a detective that she was at a party with Raker and they were “drunk” when they had sex.

She said she had known Raker for about two months and that he “usually dates younger girls,” though they did not discuss her age.

The detective reviewed the victim’s phone and found a Facebook Messenger conversation between the victim and Raker. In the conversation, Raker told the victim, “Never tell anyone about anything between us exptically (sic) the cops or human services.”

The detective later spoke to Raker, who said he was at the party and agreed that he had been drinking. He denied having sex with the victim and said he believed she was between 13 and 16 years old. He then ceased the interview.

A review of Raker’s criminal history shows prior convictions for drug possession and failure to register as a predatory offender. He is currently serving 15 years of probation for a violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition conviction and is awaiting disposition of charges of deprivation of parental rights-cause of contribute to child being a runaway and theft.

Raker will appear in court again on March 14.