Crime

Lawrence man sentenced for rape, sodomy during burglary spree

Ryan Allen Miller
Ryan Allen Miller

A Lawrence man who sexually assaulted two women during a spree of home break-ins was sentenced Monday to 34 years in prison.

Ryan Allen Miller, 37, was sentenced in Douglas County District Court where he pleaded no contest in July to rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and five counts of aggravated burglary.

On the night of Nov. 7, 2015, Lawrence police were called to the 900 block of Alabama Street by a woman who said she was confronted in her home by a masked man armed with a gun.

The woman fought with the intruder, who ran away after the woman pulled off his face mask.

Within minutes, residents of two other nearby homes called police to report burglaries and robberies.

While officers responded to those scenes, the intruder entered a home in the 800 block of Missouri Street occupied by two women. He raped one woman and sodomized the other before one of the victims struck him with his gun.

The women ran from the home and contacted police, who were in the area investigating the previous crimes.

Officers found Miller naked in the basement of the house and arrested him.

At the time of the crimes, Miller was on parole for an aggravated battery conviction, according to Kansas Department of Corrections records.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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