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Lawrence man convicted twice of raping Kansas student sentenced to 25 years in prison

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LAWRENCE, Kansas — A 41-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a University of Kansas student in 1997.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/UyMuEv ) Robert E. Grey was sentenced Friday to the least amount of time possible under Kansas sentencing guidelines. He was convicted in a retrial in May for raping a 20-year-old university junior.

The new sentence is 16 months shorter than one issued after Grey's first conviction in 2009. A Kansas Court of Appeals panel awarded Grey a retrial last year after finding that prosecutorial misconduct deprived him of a fair trial the first time.

The case went cold for years until authorities linked a fingerprint found on the victim's car to Grey.

Grey has already served nearly seven years, which will count toward time served.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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