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KC teen admits raping 84-year-old woman

A Kansas City teenager pleaded guilty Friday to raping an 84-year-old woman in her Kansas City home last July.

Tony L. Putman, 19, also pleaded guilty to robbing and kidnapping the woman and her 93-year-old husband.

Putman faces a sentence of up to life in prison for the rape conviction, and sentences for the other crimes must run consecutively to the rape sentence, according to Jackson County prosecutors. Sentencing is scheduled for May 15 in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The woman’s husband was napping inside their home in the 7300 block of Campbell Street when an intruder punched him in the face and restrained him with belts.

When the wife arrived home from running errands, the intruder bound her hands and took $400 she had just received from a bank.

He forced her into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her before escaping in the couple’s car. After they freed themselves, the victims called police.

Officers saw the stolen car with four occupants about 30 minutes later.

After a short chase, the car crashed into a curb. Putman stepped out and told officers, “I did it all. They have nothing to do with anything,” according to court records.

Police found the victim’s jewelry in Putman’s pockets and a fresh cut on his wrist.

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