CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Catawba County man will serve 28 years in prison after being found guilty for raping a child in August 2009.
Clyde Gary Whisenant will spend at least 28 years in prison after being accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old victim at the time.
Whisenant was previously convicted of first-degree statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child in August 2011 but the sentence for rape was canceled and a new trial was ordered.
The indecent liberties conviction was upheld and Whisenant received an active prison term of 25 to 30 months.
The new rape trial started on March 26.