Crime

Kansas City man is sentenced to 200 years in prison for sexual assault

Timothy M. Libertus was found guilty in November of forcible rape, forcible sodomy and the unlawful use of a weapon when he attacked a 33-year-old woman in June 2013.
Timothy M. Libertus was found guilty in November of forcible rape, forcible sodomy and the unlawful use of a weapon when he attacked a 33-year-old woman in June 2013.

A Kansas City, North, man previously convicted of sexual assault was sentenced Friday to 200 years in prison, according to Clay County authorities.

Timothy M. Libertus was found guilty in November of forcible rape, forcible sodomy and the unlawful use of a weapon when he attacked a 33-year-old woman in June 2013. The two were dating.

The victim told authorities that Libertus, 36, sexually assaulted her over a three-hour period at his residence in the 600 block of Northeast 41st Terrace. The woman said that she managed to escape and that Libertus chased her with a gun.

Witnesses said they saw a naked, armed man running after the woman. Police later arrested Libertus, said Clay County Prosecutor Daniel L. White.

On Friday, Circuit Judge Larry D. Harman sentenced Libertus to four years on the weapons charge and 100 years each on the forcible rape and forcible sodomy charges. Harman then ordered the sex offenses to run consecutively.

Libertus will probably serve at least 42 years in prison before being eligible for parole.

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