Cleveland County Man Sentenced To Over 400 Years For Child Sexual Abuse


Friday, July 3rd 2020, 10:22 pm
By: Bonnie Campo


CLEVELAND COUNTY -

A 32-year-old Noble man has been sentenced to 415 years in prison by Judge Thad Balkman.

A Cleveland County jury had previously found Christopher Louive guilty on 10 counts, which include lewd acts with a child and forcible sodomy.

Prosecutors said the victim's testimony is what convinced jurors to issue the lengthy sentence.

She sat for hours in the court, and even testified.

Records show in 2017, Noble police were called to a crime out on Maguire Road for a possible theft.

However, when they got there, they took a report on something much worse.

The child was later interviewed over the course of two days, and said she was forced to have sex with Christopher Louive multiple times.

Rather than have each sentence run concurrently, meaning at the same time, Balkman ordered each count be stacked one after another.

"He shouldn't get credit for repeatedly abusing her. So, he shouldn't get punishment for each time he molested the child. The judge agreed, and ordered that he serve the sentences consecutive," said District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

He said cases like this one are common on the jury docket, and the conviction rate is extremely high.

"Almost exclusively, the cases we go to trial on are child sex crimes and homicides. We hardly try any other kind of case, said DA Mashburn. "In the past 10 years, I can probably count on one hand the number of not guilty's on these types of cases."

In the case of Christopher Louive he said it was clear that jurors did not want Louvie to be back out on the street.