Crime & Courts

Charlotte man sentenced to 21 years in 1994 kidnapping and rape

Kirk Deanglo Evans
Kirk Deanglo Evans Mecklenburg County jail

A Charlotte man was sentenced to 21 years in prison this week after a jury found him guilty of a 1994 kidnapping and rape.

Kirk Deanglo Evans, 52, was charged in 2014 by detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit.

Investigators re-examined evidence from the case and submitted DNA to a lab. The sample matched Evans’ DNA, prosecutors said.

The victim was walking along Beatties Ford Road in west Charlotte when she was forced at gunpoint into a car, prosecutors said. She was driven to a secluded area along Mount Holly-Huntersville Road and raped. The woman was then driven back to the Beatties Ford Road area.

Evans was sentenced after a Mecklenburg County jury found him guilty of second-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping and not guilty of robbery, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

Evans has been to prison for sex offenses twice before, according to court records. In 1999, he was convicted of second-degree rape and spent more than five years in prison. In 1988, Evans was convicted of first-degree rape of a child and spent three years in prison.

Staff Writer Cleve R. Wootson Jr. contributed.

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