Supreme Court Denies Salina Appeal
KSAL Staff - March 21, 2014 10:57 am
The Kansas Supreme Court says a man serving about 54 years in prison after being convicted in a 1999 rape and robbery case in Lawrence may be entitled to a few more days in court.
The Kansas Supreme Court denies an appeal in a Salina sex case.
According to court documents released Friday morning, justices unanimously affirmed 69-year-old Rasmus R. Eddy’s Saline County convictions of sex offenses involving a child. Eddy is currently serving a prison sentence in connection with a 2009 case in which he was convicted of showing pornography to a child, and having sexual contact with the child.
The court held that the definition of sexual intercourse does not make rape an alternative means crime and sufficient evidence supported the sexual intercourse element of rape. The court also upheld the district court’s denial of the defendant’s request to have the victim undergo a psychological evaluation.
Eddy is currently being held at the Eldorado Correctional Facility. His earliest possible prison release date is July 16th, 2032.