For Immediate Release
Feb. 7, 2018
Thanks to a DNA match, a 57-year-old Kansas City has been charged in the 2016 rape of a Kansas City woman in her residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Arthur Norman Jr., dob: 9/28/2960, faces Rape or Attempted Rape 1st Degree. Norman was charged as a persistent sex offender, which means punishment could be extended to life without parole.
According to court records filed today, 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. Norman told police on Tuesday that he knew the victim but denied any kind of sexual contact with her.
Prosecutors recommended a bond of $100,000.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.