Mt. Vernon Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping/Attempted Rape

A Vanderburgh County jury found a Mt. Vernon man guilty on all counts Wednesday in the kidnapping and attempted rape of a teenage girl in Evansville back in October.

46-year-old Roy Bebout is already a convicted violent sex offender and was on parole from a 1998 rape conviction when prosecutors say he handcuffed the teen at gunpoint and tried to take her in his pick-up truck.

However, she was able to get away.

In addition to attempted rape and kidnapping, Bebout was also found guilty of criminal confinement, and strangulation.