OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
Media Release: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
JURY CONVICTS MAN FOR U OF L BURGLARIES
LOUISVILLE, KY — Yesterday a Jefferson County jury recommended that Alfred Toe Kesseh be sentenced to twenty-seven (27) years in prison for a series of crimes occurring at apartments in University of Louisville student housing between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019. The jury convicted Kesseh of Rape in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree and multiple counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft By Unlawful Taking and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card in a trial which began last week in Division Eight of Jefferson Circuit.
The defendant was identified through surveillance video from University of Louisville student housing and area banks.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine states: “This case is especially note-worthy as it was the first criminal trial conducted in Jefferson Circuit Court under the Kentucky Supreme Court’s COVID-19 guidelines. Clearly, the pandemic did not deprive the victims in this case of the justice they deserved. I want to commend my staff for conducting a successful prosecution under most unusual circumstances.”
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Kristi Gray was the lead prosecutor in this case and she was assisted by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Tubbs and Victim Advocate May Foreman. This case was investigated by University of Louisville Police Department Detective Will Brown.
Kesseh will be sentenced by Judge McKay Chauvin on November 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
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