A Blue Ridge man will spend the rest of this century in prison for the forcible rape of a 9-year-old girl.
According to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz, Christopher Michael Shepperd, 36, of Blue Ridge entered a non-contest plea in the spring to two charges of the forcible rape of the 9-year-old girl. Krantz said that there was no plea agreement. He had forensic evidence and the victim’s testimony.
“The girl was very adamant that he had done it,” Krantz said.