Truck driver to plead guilty to criminal sexual activity with 13-year-old

David Kyle Skaggs
David Kyle Skaggs

ABINGDON, Va. — A Missouri truck driver has agreed to plead guilty to transporting a southwestern Virginia girl to South Dakota for criminal sexual activity.

Investigators say David Kyle Skaggs, 33, of Bonne Terre, Mo., would routinely stay with a Lee County woman when passing through the area while working.

On one of his trips in 2015, he offered to take the woman’s 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter with him on a trip to South Dakota. Investigators say during that trip, Skaggs gave the children alcohol at a South Dakota truck stop, then raped the girl while her brother slept. The girl became pregnant and a DNA test confirmed Skaggs was the father.

Skaggs has agreed to a prison sentence of between 10 and 15 years. He will be sentenced at a later date.