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24-year-old man sentenced for rape of 14-year-old in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assault charges has been sentenced for raping a 14-year-old girl in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports that Martine Arkeem Smith was sentenced to six years, eight months in prison on Tuesday.

Court documents state Smith approached the girl as she was walking down a street in February 2015. He is accused of grabbing her arm and pulling her into a shed before sexually assaulting her and leaving the scene.

The documents state the girl went home and told a foster parent what happened.

Smith was homeless at the time of the incident. He pleaded guilty to third-degree child rape, indecent liberties and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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