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Sentencing scheduled for man convicted of child rape

September 22, 2010

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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.

Comments

Amy Heeter 4 years ago

Oh for god's sake. They have to be kidding. I don't care which personality commited the crimes, they all share the same body. Lock him and all his counterparts up. I do wonder though; does one of his personalities live in Oskaloosa? Because there are charges pending from abuse of the same child but the offender has another name. I think someone needs to take a closer look at the mother in these cases.

LJworld you might want to do some of that award winning investigative reporting on this one.

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asbury 4 years ago

These crimes are truly sick, but I agree......the mother needs to be looked at. Closely.

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brujablanco 4 years ago

The mother should ALWAYS be "looked at".

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someonewhoknows 4 years ago

It is really sad that the mother knew what he was doing to their daughter would not come forward and now she has brainwashed the girl to try and save the dad after so many other children were hurt too. She is as guilty as he is. Many lives have been changed forever. He is an offender and will continue to offend no matter what his name is. It sounds like the girl needs to be in some serous counseling. I pray for her and hope she can have a better life. I do hope he gets the life sentence.

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asbury 4 years ago

It is my understanding.....from a little research, that the Oskaloosa incident involves a younger sister, and a different "offender", but the same mother. I definitly think the mother should be "looked at", and the children involved undoubtedly need counseling. It will be interesting to see how the Oskaloosa situation plays out.

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Amy Heeter 4 years ago

I heard the mother failed to appear for court in Oskaloosa and that there is some kind of plea in the works due to the victim being unable to testify. The offender in the case thinks it may all get dropped, but I have my doubts about that one. Of course he also initially said he did not recall commiting acts, then later said he may have done it in his sleep. The owner of the property where this took place has been accused at least 4 times of sexual abuse yet never charged.

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wonderful 4 years ago

I would agree.. The mother is not to blame and some just do not know anything about the cases. They are diffrent girls and a compleatly diffrent living situation.. Like most touched its not someone you would ever think of. The mother was there to call the police for both counts and she loves her children dearly. She didnt want her children to continue spending time one the stand. She wanted it to stop so they could live a diffrent life. She moved to give them that. It just shows you that you cannot trust the people you trust. In both cases they were people she trusted. Diffrent living situations and diffrent children. blaming the kids isnt right eaither because why would they ask for something so horrible to happen to them?? Its all horrible i hope that he gets all he deserves i would agree the man is gulity but i wouldnt point fingers at the mother or child. I would start thinking about the people your kids are around...I hope the kids get all the help they need instead of cridizing i am going to help make it happen.

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wonderful 4 years ago

ps.. For so many who are commenting why arnt you offering to help make these changes.. A child stands alone. Someone has to help.. Not just stand around and talk like all of you. What do you plan to do to change it??

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wonderful 4 years ago

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someonewhoknows 3 years, 8 months ago

When are they going to sentence this purvert. It seems his is just enjoying time and visitations. Where is justice.

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