The victims testified that early on Oct. 8, 2013, they were with other teenagers at a house party, but left with Whipkey to go to the store, the DA’s office said. He drove the girls first to a Kroger, which was closed, then to a Circle K.
After they left the convenience store, the girls realized the defendant was not taking them back to the party as promised, they testified. Instead, he drove them to his house on Octavia Lane, where he sexually assaulted both girls. The girls reported the incident to police.
Whipkey has been held without bond in the Cobb jail since his Jan. 6 arrest, records showed.
Cobb Superior Court Judge C. LaTain Kell addressed Whipkey during the sentencing Monday afternoon.
“You, sir, are a predator and you are a liar,” Kell said. “You set a trap for these young women, who were children. My only fear is they weren’t the only ones. We as a community will not allow you to do this again.”