Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kansas Court of Appeals upholds conviction of "Rosedale Rapist"

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- The Kansas Court of Appeals today upheld the convictions of Nicholas Martin.

Martin was sentenced to 812 months in prison after being convicted on several charges, most notably five counts of rape.

Statement from the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office:
The Kansas Court of Appeals, in an unpublished decision filed on September 27, 2013, affirmed the convictions of Nicholas Martin, who was referred to by local media as ‘the Rosedale rapist”.

Martin was sentenced by Wyandotte County District Judge Michael Grosko in January, 2012, to a controlling term of 812 months in prison for two counts of aggravated burglary, five counts of rape, three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, and one count of theft in connection with the June, 2011, attacks on two victims in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas.

A jury had convicted Martin of the crimes in November, 2011. Chief Deputy District Attorney Sheryl Lidtke prosecuted the case for the State of Kansas.