Casper man could spend life in prison for Glenrock tot's kidnapping, sexual assault

2013-08-23T06:00:00Z 2013-11-11T20:51:18Z Casper man could spend life in prison for Glenrock tot's kidnapping, sexual assaultBy the Star-Tribune staff Casper Star-Tribune Online
August 23, 2013 6:00 am  • 

Robert J. Parks may be spending the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping and sexually abusing 2-year-old Glenrock girl.

A Converse County judge recently sentenced the 23-year-old Casper man to 44 to 50 years for the charge of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and 60 years to life for aggravated kidnapping. The sentences will run concurrently.

Parks in May had entered “Alford” guilty pleas to both counts, meaning that he acknowledges the state has enough evidence to convict him but does not admit wrongdoing. An Alford plea carries the same weight as a regular guilty plea.

In exchange for his pleas, prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of felony larceny related to the theft of a vehicle Parks used to take the girl from her home.

Converse County deputies say Parks took the girl in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012, drove her in a stolen Jeep Patriot to near the Duncan Ranch off Boxelder Road, and left her there.

The girl’s mother reported her missing around 9:30 a.m., and an Amber Alert was issued shortly thereafter.

She was found hours later, alone and naked.

Biological evidence, cell phone records and Parks’ identification card tied him to the crime.

Reach crime reporter Megan Cassidy at 307-266-0534 or Follow her on Twitter @meganrcassidy.

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  1. ken
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    ken - August 23, 2013 10:46 am
    I would rather see him turned into CAT FOOD!
  2. Cowboy Logic
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    Cowboy Logic - August 23, 2013 7:30 am
    Turn him loose in the general population!!!!!
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