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Repeated Rape of Child Leads to Prison for 64-Year-Old

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019



Murder, vehicular assault, and drug convictions mean prison for other defendants

A 64-year-old Felton man was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for raping a child repeatedly over the course of many years starting in the late 1990s. Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Dickerson secured the sentence for Monte Brown, who in April, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Rape First Degree and 1 count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. The attacks began when the victim was a child living in Brown’s neighborhood. A Superior Court judge sentenced Brown to 34 years in prison, followed by 1 year of probation. Brown must also register as a Tier 3 sex offender. Detective Joshua Dear of the Delaware State Police investigated this case and DOJ social worker Lorraine Freese assisted with the prosecution.

A Wilmington man who stabbed his girlfriend to death in 2018 received a 30-year prison sentence. Kevin Dyton, 53, pleaded guilty in March to Murder Second Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. In January 2018, Dyton repeatedly stabbed 58-year-old Annette Henry in the apartment they shared in the 1600 block of West Fourth Street. A Superior Court judge sentenced Dyton to 30 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then 2 years of probation. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Nichole Warner prosecuted the case with assistance from paralegal Jaime Prater and social worker Stacey Murphy. Detective Mackenzie Kirlin of the Wilmington Police Department was the chief investigating officer.

A Smyrna man who struck and killed a woman with his car in Dover has been sentenced to prison. In July 2018, Gerald Medkeff, while already intoxicated, tried to buy crack cocaine from a group of people in the 400 block of New Castle Avenue in Dover. An argument began and Medkeff struck the woman with his vehicle as he tried to drive off. Medkeff pleaded guilty in April to Vehicular Homicide Second Degree and Driving Under the Influence, which was his third DUI. A Superior Court judge sentenced him to 5 years in prison followed by probation including completion of the Crest Substance Abuse Program and Crest Aftercare. Deputy Attorneys General Kathleen Dickerson and Kevin Smith prosecuted the case with assistance from social worker Lorraine Freese and paralegal Sue Balik. Corporal Derrick Mast of the Dover Police Department was the chief investigative officer.

A Seaford man received a prison sentence after pleading guilty to dealing heroin. Deputy Attorney General Georgia Pham secured the plea and sentence for Russell Hurst, 42. In August 2018, the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force (GTF) received a tip that Hurst planned to make a heroin deal at the Walmart store on Sussex Highway in Seaford. Members of the GTF and Sussex County Drug Unit observed Hurst walking around the parking lot and entering the store, and then took him into custody as he left the building while appearing to look for someone while talking on his cell phone. Police found 130 bags of heroin during the arrest. Hurst pleaded guilty to Drug Dealing Tier 2 plus an Aggravating Factor. A Superior Court judge immediately sentenced Hurst to 3½ years in prison, followed by 6 months of work release then 18 months of GPS monitored probation.

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Repeated Rape of Child Leads to Prison for 64-Year-Old

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019



Murder, vehicular assault, and drug convictions mean prison for other defendants

A 64-year-old Felton man was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for raping a child repeatedly over the course of many years starting in the late 1990s. Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Dickerson secured the sentence for Monte Brown, who in April, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Rape First Degree and 1 count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. The attacks began when the victim was a child living in Brown’s neighborhood. A Superior Court judge sentenced Brown to 34 years in prison, followed by 1 year of probation. Brown must also register as a Tier 3 sex offender. Detective Joshua Dear of the Delaware State Police investigated this case and DOJ social worker Lorraine Freese assisted with the prosecution.

A Wilmington man who stabbed his girlfriend to death in 2018 received a 30-year prison sentence. Kevin Dyton, 53, pleaded guilty in March to Murder Second Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. In January 2018, Dyton repeatedly stabbed 58-year-old Annette Henry in the apartment they shared in the 1600 block of West Fourth Street. A Superior Court judge sentenced Dyton to 30 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then 2 years of probation. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Nichole Warner prosecuted the case with assistance from paralegal Jaime Prater and social worker Stacey Murphy. Detective Mackenzie Kirlin of the Wilmington Police Department was the chief investigating officer.

A Smyrna man who struck and killed a woman with his car in Dover has been sentenced to prison. In July 2018, Gerald Medkeff, while already intoxicated, tried to buy crack cocaine from a group of people in the 400 block of New Castle Avenue in Dover. An argument began and Medkeff struck the woman with his vehicle as he tried to drive off. Medkeff pleaded guilty in April to Vehicular Homicide Second Degree and Driving Under the Influence, which was his third DUI. A Superior Court judge sentenced him to 5 years in prison followed by probation including completion of the Crest Substance Abuse Program and Crest Aftercare. Deputy Attorneys General Kathleen Dickerson and Kevin Smith prosecuted the case with assistance from social worker Lorraine Freese and paralegal Sue Balik. Corporal Derrick Mast of the Dover Police Department was the chief investigative officer.

A Seaford man received a prison sentence after pleading guilty to dealing heroin. Deputy Attorney General Georgia Pham secured the plea and sentence for Russell Hurst, 42. In August 2018, the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force (GTF) received a tip that Hurst planned to make a heroin deal at the Walmart store on Sussex Highway in Seaford. Members of the GTF and Sussex County Drug Unit observed Hurst walking around the parking lot and entering the store, and then took him into custody as he left the building while appearing to look for someone while talking on his cell phone. Police found 130 bags of heroin during the arrest. Hurst pleaded guilty to Drug Dealing Tier 2 plus an Aggravating Factor. A Superior Court judge immediately sentenced Hurst to 3½ years in prison, followed by 6 months of work release then 18 months of GPS monitored probation.

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