A man has been officially charged in connection with a brutal beating and rape that occurred at a local park in Independence. The incident apparently occurred in Kansas’ neighboring state of Missouri The defendant allegedly struck the woman in the face so severely that she lost consciousness before he commited the sex crimes. The man has been formally charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape in the matter.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a recent sex crime in the Kansas City metro area. Little is known about the man, who is accused of breaking into a Bennington Avenue residence on Sept. 4, according to authorities.
Being charged with a sex crime is a scary experience with the potential to seriously damage an individual's reputation, especially if the accused is still a minor. Because there are often only two people involved in the alleged crime, many of these cases come down to one person's testimony against that of the other.
Kansas City Police are looking for a man who allegedly attacked a 71-year-old woman earlier this month. According to police reports, the man repeatedly assaulted the woman in her apartment in the 3200 block of East 10th St. The attack allegedly included numerous incidents of rape and sodomy.