Devardrick Antoine Bell, 28, has been sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl nearly a decade ago.
Detectives used a DNA sample to identify Bell as the man who raped the victim at knifepoint after following her inside her home in October of 2011.
Pursuant to a plea agreement, Bell will serve 8.5 years in prison followed by two years of sex-offender probation. He will be designated as a sex offender.
Assistant State Attorney Sasha Kidney prosecuted the case.
Cindy Harper, Assistant State Attorney
Community Services Director
Fifth Judicial Circuit