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SW Virginia man pleads guilty to statutory rape, drug charges

November 15th, 2011 8:47 am by Wes Bunch

SW Virginia man pleads guilty to statutory rape, drug charges

GATE CITY, Va. — A Gate City man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of statutory rape and distribution of prescription drugs following an undercover investigation by narcotics officers that stemmed from the sexual offense.

Shannon I.Q. Bellamy, 20, Gate City, pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to distribution of a Schedule II drug, distribution of a Schedule III drug, and carnal knowledge of a child less than 14 years old without force.

Bellamy faces up to 40 years in prison on the Schedule II distribution charge and up to 10 years each for the Schedule III distribution and carnal knowledge counts.

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