Malvern Man Guilty Of Sexual Assault

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    A Mills County jury rendered a guilty verdict Friday against a Malvern man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls.
    Kenneth Edward Carver, 36, was arrested in March 2010 and charged with second-degree sexual abuse (a Class B felony) and two counts of lascivious acts with a child (Class C felony).

    An investigation headed by Deputy Kim Clark of the Mills County Sheriff’s Office determined Carver had engaged in sexual activity with two girls, one under the age of 10 and one under the age of 14.
    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said the abuse took place not only in Malvern, but in several other locations over several years.
    The Mills County Attorney’s Office was assisted in prosecuting the case against Carver by Iowa Assistant Attorney General Susan Krisko. Carver’s trial lasted four days.
    Carver’s sentencing is scheduled for May 17 at the Mills County Courthouse. Hansen said Carver will be sentenced to a prison term of 25 to 45 years. He remains in custody at the Mills County Jail.