Kentucky man sentenced to 43 years in violent kidnapping
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 43 years in federal prison for a violent kidnapping that crossed state lines. Federal prosecutors say Douglas M. Edmonson used a gun to force a victim into a car in Tennessee and then brought her to Corbin, Kentucky.
She was repeatedly assaulted over two days. A judge called the 2018 kidnapping “degrading” and “exploitative” during Edmonson’s sentencing Friday in London.
Edmonson, 38, pleaded guilty to federal charges in September. Prosecutors say he was part of a drug trafficking group and believed the victim had stolen methamphetamine.
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