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Lawrence man convicted of repeatedly raping child

Raymond Stockton said that one of his multiple personalities forced him to convince to sexually assaulting and raping a girl under the age of 14.

September 20, 2010

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Amy McGowan, Douglas County chief assistant district attorney, described a recent court trial involving allegations of child abuse as unusual.

As the trial of Raymond G. Stockton, 43, Lawrence, was getting under way last week, the defense presented a theory: the defendant suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and one of his personalities, “Marcus,” made him confess to the crimes for which he was accused.

During an interview with police, Stockton confessed to raping a girl between 2004 and 2007, McGowan said.

She said that during testimony the court was told by a Topeka mental health professional hired by the defense to interview Stockton that “Marcus” revealed himself during their meeting.

McGowan said the defense claimed Marcus “threw (Stockton) under the bus and made him confess.”

She added that she didn’t believe Stockton’s behavior during the confession to police was consistent with dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder.

“The interview with police lasted almost four hours and there wasn’t anything other than the emotions that come out, basically, when a person is caught and confesses,” McGowan said.

Another unusual element of the five-day long court trial was that the victim had recanted her story and had to be compelled to testify.

The teenager was ages 11-14 when the abuse occurred.

“We had seen it coming because she had come to court in May 2009 on a motion hearing and recanted at that time, basically saying she made it all up,” McGowan said.

Despite the mental illness claim from the defense and the fact that the victim no longer wanted the case to move forward, jurors returned from deliberations with a guilty verdict on three counts of rape of a child younger than 14 and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Jurors had the case for less than four hours.

“I have no doubt that we had a proper prosecution and the right person,” McGowan said.

Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny is scheduled to set a sentencing date for Stockton during a 9 a.m. Wednesday status conference.

McGowan said Stockton faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

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someonewhoknows 3 years, 6 months ago

for kstockton, your are truly more disturbed then even you are willing to admit. I do understand your mother physically abused you with a paddle if you did something wrong. I do pray someday your life will get better

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Kstockton 3 years, 6 months ago

Amie lived with us before she live with my dad and my dad was around. so don't push the issues with me. Thank you

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someonewhoknows 3 years, 6 months ago

I would just like to clarify some things...First of all Raymond has never been charged for the 3 year old that he assaulted and molested!!! Second Aime is doing time because she willingly came forward and told the DA that she was held against her will and forced to do things to her child that she would have never done. She was heald not only at knife point, but also at gunpoint and told that her child would be killed if she did not do as he told her or if she even ventured to tell anyone else. Aime only knew and lived with Raymond Stockton for 8 months prior to his arrest in July of 2007, so lets do the math here Aime was not around for the prior 3 years! Aime is doing her time because she finally did feel safe enough to come forward and tell what she knew. I want everyone to think about this realisticly what you would do if someone had threatened to kill you and your chilren and your family. You would have done the same as she did. The real issue here Miss Kstockton is tell the whole truth and not have truthes before others lives are destroyed. After all Aime was not around the whole time that you are claim things happened. If you would have come forward sooner the 3 year old's life would not have been destroyed. So I really do beleive the mother needs to be looked at!!

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bytchywitchy 3 years, 6 months ago

i never thought they would actually make him stand up and do time for this. yes he was wrong for doing this. im glad that aime testified against him. if they gonna make one do time over then they both should have to do the time in the big house. and for some saying that there daddy didnt do this...... hmmmm i know better why not tell the truth he cant get to you now. i know how i felt when i first heard about it i was ready to hurt someone badly. how could anybody do this to a 3 yr old is beyond on me or to anyone.

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babygirl68 3 years, 6 months ago

I hope they give him LIFE he doesn't deserve to have any joy brought to him by his children. never ever be able to hold a grandchild in his arms, walk any of his girls down the isle to the man they fall in love with. This man is sick sick! He over powers women who don't have any self confidence. He has 8 children in this world 2 boys the 6 girls three women and only one of them has any smarts to her. He pulled the wool over everyones eyes. The child stood up to protect her younger sister remember there are 5 other girls the mother at that time was upset and wanted him put away. They have the evidence they needed to put him away he admitted to it all! At first I was a non beliver sad to admitt I was friends with him and Aime wow how you really don't know someone at ll. But I know the truth. And for YOU to tell your child to with draw her statement you should be locked up too! You should have been charged with child endangerment times 4.

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garyr 3 years, 6 months ago

I agree. I think the mother should be looked at as well. Just a little something about her that seems a little off. As with him, don't drop the soap. Or, actually, please drop the soap. About twice a day if possible. Yes, but don't overlook the mom!

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CheyenneWay 3 years, 6 months ago

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couranna1 3 years, 6 months ago

lock this punk up and with any luck he will be dead in a week or two after they get ahold of him. Win Win Society gets rid of this idiot and at very little taxpayer expense

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Kstockton 3 years, 6 months ago

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tbaker 3 years, 6 months ago

Castration followed by life in "general population." Thats about right.

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mdrndgtl 3 years, 6 months ago

It's true, we are not allowed among the general populace.

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Ray Parker 3 years, 6 months ago

In Douglas County, that will be at least three 60-day sentences (to run concurrently).

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Number_1_Grandma 3 years, 6 months ago

Good thing the "prison system" knows how to deal with child molesters better than the "justice system" does......

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candaceflynn 3 years, 6 months ago

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MasterShake 3 years, 6 months ago

Amy McGowan deserves a lot of credit for successfully prosecuting this.

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edjayhawk 3 years, 6 months ago

I'd say humane castration is the best alternative.

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Brad Maestas 3 years, 6 months ago

What does Aime Mitchell from Baldwin have to do with this case? I see no connection. Back to this, how disgusting is this? I agree that castration would be fitting. I also agree with Quivira and Pleiku regarding the long-term placement of these individuals. Reducing the costs involved in their incarceration including letting them fend for themselves in isolated wilderness (a quite natural environment befitting such an animal) sounds good to me.

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years, 6 months ago

There was more to this story and a separate conviction two years ago: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/dec...

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Bob Harvey 3 years, 6 months ago

Quivira, as odd as it sounds I agree with you 100%. Why should the public have to fund the existence of this cretin for the next 30 years of so. England had it right in the 19th century, although Australia was probably too much land. Surely there is an island somewhere in the North Atlantic where these guys can be sent.

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Clark Coan 3 years, 6 months ago

All serious offenders need to be placed on an island in the South Pacific. Give them some tools and seeds, and let them create their own community. A satellite can watch to see they don't escape. It could turn out like Lord of the Flies but maybe not.

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kernal 3 years, 6 months ago

Throw him in with the general prison population.

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intheknow 3 years, 6 months ago

As a mother of young girls, my stomach turns at the thought of disgust such as this. I'm sure he has his own damage, but to take it out on an innocent such as this is the lowest form of human behavior.

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bigdave 3 years, 6 months ago

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 6 months ago

The odds are good that he was also abused as a child. Let's hope his victim(s) get all the help they need to recover from the damage he has inflicted.

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Ricci Moyer 3 years, 6 months ago

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 6 months ago

There is just one problem I have with the comments from arti,red,rt, and star..... why should we (the taxpayers) have to pay the bills for another 50 years of custom housing for this spineless invertibrate (he won't be housed in general pop.) By doing that, the state is, in my opinion, placing a higher value on his life than on his victims life.... Send him to meet his maker, and let God lay down the law!

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misseve 3 years, 6 months ago

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Bill Cushing 3 years, 6 months ago

Cut him as well so as to avoid a repeat.

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Richard Payton 3 years, 6 months ago

Before sentencing please waterboard this guy! Find out of any other children were his victims.

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