LEE’S SUMMIT, MO — I’m not condoning grown men having sex with 13-year-old girls, but if you do, it’s probably not a good idea not to send the victim’s mother text messages apologizing for what you did.
That’s what 22-year-old Codey Everhart is accused of doing after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old neighbor. According to the girl, shortly after her mother left for work, Codey knocked on her window asking if she wanted to go out. She said no, but allowed Codey to come in to use the bathroom.
According to the girl, when Codey came out of the bathroom he threw her on the bed and sexually assaulted her. She told police she was able to get away from him and hide in a bathroom until Codey left the home. That’s when the girl put her clothes on and ran to a friend’s house for help.
Sometime afterwards, Codey sent the girl’s mother text messages apologizing for what he did. According to court records the text message read:
“Omg im so sorry….it was the biggest mistake IV ever made plz I’m sorry plz don’t call the cops…Ihave kids…plz I will do whatever u want I’m so so rry handsome sacred I shouldv never said yes when she asked me to come over And scared* I’m so scared….I’m so sorry mam….I sware off girls altogther…plz I’m so sorry….plz say something? ?? Plz call me mam I’m so scared right now I feel like my whole world is gona crash dwon on me…..And I ‘m worried ima loose my daugthers…….. (plz call or text plzzz”
When police interviewed the victim, they noticed marks around her neck and slight bruising on her thighs. When Codey was interviewed, he told police that the girl, who he knew was only 13, invited him over to make out. He admitted there was some physical contact, but denied having full sexual intercourse with the girl.
Codey Everhart was arrested and charged with forcible rape and two counts of first-degree statutory rape. Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash. Everhart’s father has apologized to the victim’s family and is now trying to get custody of his son’s 4-year-old daughter.