Commonwealth v. Allen Otis Kelley; 40 Years to Serve for Brutal Rape, Break-In

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Allen Otis Kelley, 27 years old, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge Les L. Lilley. for Rape, Abduction, Statutory Burglary, and Grand Larceny.  Judge Lilley sentenced Kelley to 100 years in prison with 60 years suspended, leaving 40 years to serve, which was the maximum sentence under the plea agreement in this case.     


Kelley pled guilty on February 13, 2013.  Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that on the night of November 15, 2010, Allen Otis Kelley broke into a home in the Kempsville area of the City of Virginia Beach.  He approached a woman who was asleep in her bed, jumped on top of her, and began to choke her.  She eventually became unconscious and Kelley raped her.  When she awoke, her hands were tied together with her own shoe strings and part of her clothes had been removed.  Kelley had stolen her cell phone, flat screen television, eyeglasses, purse, cash, wallet, and service pins from her employment with the City of Virginia Beach.  The victim was taken to the hospital for an examination, and had injuries to her face, throat, and hands. 


Investigators with the Virginia Beach Police Department tracked the victim’s cell phone to a hotel where they encountered Allen Otis Kelley.  The victim’s television and service pins were found during a search of the room where Kelley and his family were staying.  Kelley’s DNA was also found on the victim’s inner thigh.  During an interview with police, Kelley admitted to breaking into the home, choking the woman, tying her up, sexually assaulting her, and stealing from her. 


Kelley has previous convictions in Norfolk for charges of Rape, Object Sexual Penetration, and Burglary, for which he is serving an 80-year sentence.  He also has previous convictions in Georgia for Attempted Burglary and Possession of Marijuana. He has outstanding warrants in Georgia for Forcible Sodomy, Robbery, and Attempted Burglary.


The case was prosecuted by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Patrick J. Connolly and Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Nickie L. Herron.  Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.