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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Arkansas man sentenced to two life sentences in child rape case

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2019

A 64-year-old Arkansas man has been sentenced to serve two life sentences for the statutory rape of his child in a Blue Springs residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Victor Robert Libeer, dob: 10/20/1954, to serve consecutive life sentences on top of a 7-year-sentence already ordered in Arkansas.

According to court records, the abuse of a child in his home by the defendant began years earlier in a Blue Springs residence. The abuse came to light initially after the child became pregnant and gave birth when she was 16. The baby was the defendant's child, police learned. The victim told police detectives that the abuse began as early as when she was 10. The victim told police he raped her, possibly a dozen times, after telling her that if she loved him, she "would do it for him."

Assistant Prosecutors Erin Hunt and Arthur Bridgens prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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