A Douglas County judge has scheduled a November sentencing for a Lawrence man convicted of raping a girl between 2004 and 2007.
But before then, District Judge Sally Pokorny will need to rule on an expected defense motion asking for a new trial in the case.
A jury last week convicted Raymond G. Stockton, 43, on three counts of rape of a child younger than 14 and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Several unusual events arose during the trial, including a defense theory that said Stockton suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Defense attorney Angela Keck argued that one of Stockton’s personalities named “Marcus” made him confess to the crimes.
Prosecutors said that during an interview with police, Stockton confessed to raping a girl between 2004 and 2005. The girl was between the ages of 11 and 14. The victim also had recanted her story and had to be compelled to testify.
Amy McGowan, a chief assistant Douglas County district attorney, said Stockton faces 25 years to life in prison.
Pokorny set a sentencing hearing for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, but Keck is expected to file the motion arguing for a new trial before then.
After a guilty verdict, it is common for defense attorneys to raise arguments before the sentencing asking the judge to grant a new trial.