For Immediate Release
Aug. 4, 2023
A Jackson County jury late Thursday recommended a prison sentence of 35 years after convicting the defendant, a Kansas City man, of three felonies in connection with sexual assaults of a child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury found Rosendo Palma, dob: 3/01/1967, guilty of Attempted Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree With a Child Under 12, Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree, Child Under 12 and Attempted Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree, Child Under 12.
The jury recommended 10 years, 15 years and 10 years, respectively, on each conviction. The sentences would run consecutively.
A Jackson County judge will sentence the defendant on October 6.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Melanie Lux and Arthur Bridgens prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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Michael Mansur, Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954