Western Washington man gets 20 years for raping child

PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- A 42-year-old northwestern Washington man who raped a 12-year-old girl who suffers from a mental disorder has been sentenced to 20 years and five months in prison.

The Peninsula Daily News reported Thursday that Byron G. Midkiff received the sentence in Clallam County Superior Court.

Midkiff pleaded guilty in January to two counts of second-degree rape of a child with domestic violence and two counts of second-degree child molestation with domestic violence.

“It’s clear that your actions have devastated this child and this family,” Judge Lauren Erickson told Midkiff.

Midkiff apologized for what he had put the family through.

The victim's grandmother said that Midkiff “was a monster through and through.”