Church rapist pleads guilty, gets 2 life sentences

| July 1, 2012

The man who broke into a DeKalb County church and raped a woman pleaded guilty to the crimes Friday in court and was sentenced to two life sentences.

John Russell Carver, 51, pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including rape, armed robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, burglary and possession of a knife during commission of a felony, according to Erik Burton in the DeKalb County District Attorney's office.

Judge Asha Jackson sentenced Carver to two consecutive life sentences plus 115 years behind bars for the crimes.

"This was an extremely violent and vicious act," District Attorney Robert James said. "He brutally attacked and raped a woman in a local church. Hopefully this guilty plea will bring resolve for both the victim of this crime and the community affected by this monstrous act."

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