Ex-Truck Driver Found Guilty Of 2000 Kansas Rape

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) _ A former cross-country truck driver was found guilty of the 2000 kidnapping and rape of a Kansas teenager in a case that went unsolved until a DNA match in 2011.

A Franklin County jury on Thursday found Ralph E. Corey guilty of five charges. The 16-year-old victim was kidnapped in a parking lot in Ottawa after ending her work shift. She was driven to several locations in Ottawa and sexually assaulted.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/KZJXcP) no arrests were made in the case until 2011, when Corey's DNA profile in the national databank matched evidence collected at the scene.

At the time, Corey was serving time in a federal prison in Arizona on counterfeiting charges. He also spent time in a Virginia prison for smuggling 500 pounds of marijuana through that state.

Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 27.

Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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