- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Jackson County jury is recommending seven 24-year sentences for a Kansas man convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl more than two decades ago.

Prosecutors say 43-year-old Maurice Parnell Webber of Overland Park, Kansas, was found guilty last week of three counts of rape and four counts of sodomy for the 1991 assault of a woman in Kansas City’s Swope Park. The same jury on Monday recommended the sentences.

Police say the victim was driving home from a concert and pulled over into an apartment complex parking lot to sleep. She says she awoke in a different car occupied by four males and was sexually assaulted by three of them.

Webber was linked to the assault through DNA. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.


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