Ottawa County Man Found Guilty of Rape

August 28, 2013

An Ottawa County man was found guilty Friday afternoon of rape and other sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Bernard Orville Wallin, 79, Minneapolis, was found guilty of one count of rape, three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery by an Ottawa County jury. Wallin was found not guilty on one count of rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Judge Jerome Helmer presided over the trial. Sentencing was scheduled for November 12 at 9:30 a.m. Wallin was remanded into custody pending his upcoming sentencing.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Steve Karrer of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the four-day trial with the assistance of local authorities.

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