A former Mountain Home man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for rape and creating pornographic images of a child. Federal judge Jimm Hendren sentenced Kirk Harry Demeyer, 52, formerly of Mountain Home, to four consecutive prison terms of 30 years each — 120 years total — following guilty pleas from Demeyer to four counts of production of child pornography, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, who attended the trial.
Demeyer was arrested by federal and local authorities May 8, 2009, at his residence. He was charged with four counts of raping a pre-pubescent girl. Demeyer was already serving a 40-year sentence at Wednesday’s bench trail in Harrison. Demeyer pleaded guilty to state charges parallel to federal counts that all stem from a search of Demeyer’s residence at 298 Garden Terrace Drive.
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