March 9, 2014
A 20-year-old Stephens City man pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to raping a 22-month-old girl.
Robert Kirby was dating the aunt of the young victim and living with her family when the rape happened last June. In addition to the rape, he pleaded guilty to malicious wounding and failure to register as a sex offender.
Kirby had been convicted of a sex crime in Baltimore. The Maryland sex offense involved a 12-year-old girl. He failed to register as a sex offender in Virginia once he moved to Stephens City, just south of Winchester.
Officials say the girl is in foster care and is undergoing therapy, but she's doing well.