A judge has found a B.C. Interior man guilty of kidnapping, drugging and raping an 11-year-old girl from Armstrong, following an often bizarre trial that wrapped up Friday morning in Vernon Supreme Court.
B.C. Supreme Court Judge Peter Roger handed down the verdict Friday in the case of 57-year-old Robert Paul Lepage, most recently of Salmon Arm.
Roger found him guilty of three charges: kidnapping, sexual assault and administering drugs for the purpose of sexually assaulting the girl in May of 2006.
Lepage will be sentenced at a later date.
According to police testimony, the young girl was on her way home from a video store when Lepage approached her and tried to put an orange bag over her head before leading her away.
Lepage then drugged the girl by injecting her with cocaine and repeatedly raped her over the next 36 hours.