For Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 2019
A Jackson County judge sentenced 59-year-old Arthur Norman Jr. to life in prison, plus 10 years, for his conviction in a 2016 rape in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Norman, dob: 9/28/1960, was sentenced to life in prison for his rape conviction and 10 years for Armed Criminal Action. The judge set those sentences to run consecutively.
According to court records, a woman in the 1000 block of East 8th Street in Kansas City reported on Aug. 3, 2016, that she had been raped in her residence. She was asleep in her bedroom when the suspect woke her and stood over her. He put his hand over her mouth and held a knife to her throat. After he raped her, he told her not to call police or he would kill her. After he left, she called 911 and was treated at a local hospital. In January 2018, the Kansas City Police Crime lab reported that a genetic profile developed from evidence in the victim's sexual assault kit matched an offender in the CODIS system. He was identified as Arthur Norman Jr., a registered sex offender.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Audrey E. McCormick and Kristin Ries prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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