June 25, 2014: Today, 57 year old Kevin Willock was convicted by a jury of his peers of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Indecent Assault of a Child, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Corrupting the Morals of a Minor. Willock repeatedly sexually assaulted his biological son in 2004 when the boy was just five years old. The little boy had to move in with Willock after the child’s mother was murdered, the boy was just four years old at the time. Willock had not previously been in the child’s life because Willock was in and out of prison up to that point.
Willock lived alone with the child who testified that he would repeatedly wake up to find Willock sexually assaulting him. The assaults stopped when the boy turned six because Willock married another woman who moved in with them. Shortly thereafter both the defendant and his new wife were arrested and incarcerated for unrelated crimes. The boy did not have a stable residence until he turned nine. The victim disclosed the abuse to a therapist at age 11, and then gave a statement to police at the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance. The victim, now 16 years old, testified to the abuse earlier this week in court.
“Words cannot express the courage this young man displayed,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “To have your mother brutally taken away at such a young age, and then to have your own father take away your innocence is incomprehensible. I commend this heroic young man, and ADA Jessalyn Gillum who made sure that justice prevailed in this case.”
“This young man displayed great courage in testifying about the devastating abuse his own father inflicted on him,” said ADA Gillum. “He is now in a stable home which has helped him begin to recovery and speak about these crimes.”
Willock faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five to ten years incarceration and the Commonwealth will seek to prove that this offense is his 3rd strike, having been previously convicted of several first-degree felony robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, subjecting him to a mandatory minimum sentence of 25–50 years incarceration. He will be sentenced on September 8, 2014, by the Honorable Judge Barbara McDermott and will be a lifetime registrant under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.