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  • Lee's Summit man pleads guilty, gets 12 years in sex case

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  • A Leeís Summit man pleaded guilty Friday in a sex case involving a 13-year-old Lake Lotawana girl.
    Codey J. Everhart, 22, pleaded guilty in Jackson County court to first-degree statutory sodomy. As part of a plea agreement, he was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.
    Two other counts originally filed against Everhart were dismissed.
    After the incident Everhart sent the victimís mother an apology via text message. According to court records, he texted, ďOmg im so sorry...it was the biggest mistake IV ever made plz Iím sorry plz donít call the cops.... Ihave kids...plz I will do whatever u want Iím so sorry.Ē
    The incident occurred Aug. 10, 2013, at the Lake Lotawana home of the girl. Everhart had knocked on the victimís window and asked if the girl wanted to go somewhere with him but she declined. He asked to use the bathroom and she let him inside the house. The†crime occurred after he used the bathroom.
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