Macon teen sentenced after pleading guilty to assaulting student with intent of rape

A Macon teenager has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a Northeast High School student with the intent to rape her in May.

Ikeia Phillips, 19, of Kings Park Circle, was initially indicted for rape, but pleaded guilty this morning in Bibb County Superior Court to aggravated assault with the intent to rape in connection with a plea bargain.

Prosecutor Nancy Scott Malcor said a 16-year-old special education student reported she went into a computer lab on May 8 to retrieve her jacket. Phillips and three other students were inside the classroom at the time, but no teacher was present, she said.

Inside the classroom, Phillips pulled the girl's arm and pushed her, Malcor said.

The girl told police that Phillips "pulled down her clothes and had sexual intercourse with her and she told him to stop," Malcor said.

Malcor said the three other students were inside the computer lab during the assault, but Phillips' attorney Cheryl Milton said the students gave conflicting statements about what actually happened.

Some said it was consentual, Milton said.

When examined, the girl showed signs of swelling on her genitals that is consistent with sex, Malcor said.

Malcor said Phillips admitted to police that he had sex with the girl in the classroom and that she never consented.

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m., according to police records.

After his prison sentence is complete, Phillips also must serve eight years on probation with sex offender conditions.

Information from The Telegraph's archives was included in this report.