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Lawrence man sentenced to 49 years in prison for raping girl

Raymond Stockton talks with his attorney after being sentenced to 49 years to life for indecent liberties with a child.

Raymond Stockton talks with his attorney after being sentenced to 49 years to life for indecent liberties with a child.

December 22, 2010

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Raymond Stockton talks with his attorney after being sentenced to 49 years to life for indecent liberties with a child.

Raymond Stockton talks with his attorney after being sentenced to 49 years to life for indecent liberties with a child.

A Douglas County judge Wednesday afternoon ordered 43-year-old Lawrence resident Raymond Stockton to serve at least 49 years in prison after he was convicted of raping a girl between 2004 and 2007.

“What I did see of Mr. Stockton and his discussions with the police is that when he finally admitted to what he had been doing and he admitted what he had done, he tried to downplay it,” District Judge Sally Pokorny said before handing down the sentence. “And he even made it sound like many of these acts occurred because of the actions of the victim.”

A jury in September convicted Stockton on three counts of rape of a child younger than 14 and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

His defense attorney, Angela Keck, asked Pokorny to give her client a 13-year prison sentence with the opportunity to receive treatment. The defense had argued that Stockton suffers from dissociative identity disorder because of sexual and physical abuse he suffered as a child.

The defense said the disorder caused Stockton to have an alternate personality named “Marcus” who is a pedophile.

But Pokorny said Wednesday that a defense at the trial only blamed the alternate personality for causing him to confess to the crimes.

During the sentencing Wednesday, Stockton’s family members asked Pokorny to give him leniency so he could get treatment.

“This is a family that has obviously been significantly damaged,” said Amy McGowan, chief assistant Douglas County district attorney. “It is a family that has continued to be in great pain, but all of that is a result of Raymond Stockton’s actions.”

During the trial, prosecutors said Stockton confessed in an interview with police to raping the girl. The girl was between the ages of 11 and 14. The victim also had recanted her story and had to be compelled to testify.

Of the two longest sentences, Pokorny ordered Stockton to serve 49 years in prison for one of the rape counts, but she also gave him 25 years to life in prison on a second rape count because the crime occurred after the state enacted Jessica’s Law, which gives harsher sentences to sex offenders who prey on children.

Pokorny ruled that Stockton could serve the sentences concurrently and that he must register as a sex offender for life if he’s ever released.

Comments

Mommyandme 3 years, 3 months ago

The thing isn't only that he done it, its that he done it to his own Daughter!!!!

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2002 3 years, 3 months ago

The loser will die in jail, so I guess that pretty much is the death penalty.

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volunteer 3 years, 3 months ago

Just from reading this article and not having attending the trial, one nods approvingly at the way the Douglas County judicial system worked. Jury members, prosecutors, judge.

Well-written article. Crammed a lot of pertinent info into the column space available.

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deathpenaltyliberal 3 years, 3 months ago

"acg (anonymous) says… ...Maybe you should stop stereotyping a group of people with a mind set and realize that not all liberals, just like not all republicans, are alike. It's that single-minded thinking that has helped get us where we are today. "

Ding, ding! Off topic, but we have a winner!

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jafs 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm not defending or excusing his actions at all.

But if he did in fact suffer sexual and physical abuse as a child, as the article mentions, it's extremely common for victims of that to become abusers later on in life.

Is anybody interested in holding his parents, or whichever adults abused him, accountable as well?

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deathpenaltyliberal 3 years, 3 months ago

"RobertMarble (anonymous) says… justice hasn't prevailed until the death penalty is given in these cases...sure, the liberals will whine..."

This is a stupid comment. Why interject poltics into this criminal abuse of a child? I wish the perp had received a more severe penalty because he damaged another person and family in a most vile way. And I don't want to pay to house this scum for the rest of his wretched life.

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pace 3 years, 3 months ago

The pain this guy has caused will be generational. Anyone out there who rapes children should do himself, his family and the world the gift of exiting, first.. Maybe there will be treatment and they might develop better treatment that works because it seems such a deep sickness, I can't imagine a truly appropriate punishment nor do I care to sit around and fantasize about torturing him, I want him caged and away from children. I feel a need for him to be caged or I can't breathe, but that is a feeling. If your true response to this kind of child abuse is to use it to blame liberals or conservatives politics for child rape rather than the sick xxx, that is too political and inhumane for me. i am glad that Jessica's law helped put him away

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Timothy Grillot 3 years, 3 months ago

What does the death penalty have to do with liberalism vs. conservatism? My wife is liberal and strongly supports it. I am conservative and oppose the penalty. Not on moral grounds but because the judicial system does make mistakes. A classmate of mine went to prison for an aggravated robbery until the real perpetrator finally confessed after committing several more robberies.

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acg 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm a liberal, and I've always thought that child sex predators should get the death penalty. But then again I support gun owner rights, think folks should get off of welfare and get a job and think illegal immigration and government spending need to be brought under control. Maybe you should stop stereotyping a group of people with a mind set and realize that not all liberals, just like not all republicans, are alike. It's that single-minded thinking that has helped get us where we are today.

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secrettoalonglife 3 years, 3 months ago

Is there really a punishment to fit this crime? Wow.

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doc1 3 years, 3 months ago

All the other prisoners are going to love him.

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RobertMarble 3 years, 3 months ago

justice hasn't prevailed until the death penalty is given in these cases...sure, the liberals will whine about that statement, but it is unlikely pervs like that will change their ways and there is no reason the citizens should have to pay for feeding/housing/medical care for dirtbags like this

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notanoobhere 3 years, 3 months ago

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5thgeneration 3 years, 3 months ago

Justice served!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope he enjoys all of the "pleasures" of prison life.

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twobigones 3 years, 3 months ago

This is normal in the Mormon faith............gives you pause...Hun?

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Ricci Moyer 3 years, 3 months ago

Praise the Lord!! Something great FINALLY happened!!!

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none2 3 years, 3 months ago

I'll never understand why a grownup wants to mess with a child. There are few times in our life that we all really need to be protected -- namely when we are young and when we are frail and old. It is so SELFISH to take advantage of someone who is vulnerable. Childhood memories should be filled with a sense of being loved and being secure, not about how Joe Blow got his jollies at your expense.

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lllwll 3 years, 3 months ago

Keck...

You make me sick.

Disorder?

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edjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

He won't be smug like his photo in his "boyfriend's" cell.

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XEPCT 3 years, 3 months ago

I hope he serves each and every 49 years.

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puddleglum 3 years, 3 months ago

hook us up with a photo, please!

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