Man sentenced for rape

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2005

A Suffolk man who fathered a child with his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter will spend the next four decades behind bars.

Suffolk Circuit Court Judge Westbrook J. Parker on Thursday sentenced Calvin Bernard Hunt, 52, to 30 years each for three counts of rape and five years each for three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Parker suspended all but 45 years of the sentence.

Hunt began sexually abusing the young girl shortly after he moved into the girlfriend’s home in October 2003, said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Marie Walls. The girl told police that Hunt assaulted and raped her as many as 20 times over the next 11 months, Walls said, adding the girl became pregnant, and Hunt attempted to convince her to have an abortion.

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Hunt, who was indicted in November, denied he was the father in both a telephone sting with the mother and a statement to detectives.

Even during his sentencing, Hunt insisted that the sexual relationship with the child was consensual.

&uot;I am extremely sorry for participating in these activities,&uot; he said in a prepared statement. &uot;As an adult, I accept full responsibility for my actions.

&uot;I am merely asking the court for mercy and compassion…because it (the sex) was not forced. But with her age, I know it makes it wrong.&uot;

Hunt, in his statement, added that he holds &uot;no anger or hostility&uot; to his victim and that he &uot;needs closure.&uot;

Before issuing a sentence, Parker called Hunt &uot;a danger to young girls.&uot;

&uot;Most everybody who comes to court tells me they are sorry,&uot; Parker said. &uot;After listening to his letter, I don’t believe he is one bit sorry. He is an absolute phony.&uot;