(SEYMOUR) – Alan Karenke was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison on a Level 3 felony charge of attempted rape and to a year on a Level 6 felony charge of criminal confinement and resisting arrest.
Karenke was found guilty by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Richard Poynter of the crimes during a bench trial on March 7.
The sentencing will be served concurrently.
Judge Poynter suspended four years of that sentence.
Four years of that sentence were suspended, and Karenke also was sentenced to a year on a Level 6 felony charge of criminal confinement and Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.
Karenke, 48, received 64 days of credit for time served.
Karenke was arrested during the early morning hours of March 20, 2017, when police were called to a home in the 3700 block of West County Road 1125 North on a report of a rape.
Police say Karenke raped and held a woman against her will at the home. Police pulled the woman through a window of the home after they arrived on scene and Karenke would not answer the door.
The woman told people she woke and found Karenke on top of her raping her. Three children were in the home at the time of the incident.
Karenke still would not allow police to enter the home, and for the safety of the children, police entered through a window and tased him, according to court documents.
The victim told police she was asleep but later told the court through a deposition she was pretending to be asleep saying the family was pressuring her to lie to police.
The victim did not attend or testify in the trial, but her deposition was entered as testimony.
Because of the conflicting accounts of what happened, Judge found Karenke guilty of attempted rape instead of rape. Both rape and attempted rape are Level 3 felonies.