Md. Man Charged With 1st-Degree Rape Enters Alford Plea

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An Arnold man has entered an Alford plea to felony first-degree rape in an attack on a woman in her home.

Twenty-three-year-old George Christopher Kinzer III entered the plea in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Wednesday. An Alford plea lets a defendant maintain his innocence while admitting that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict.

Prosecutors tell The Capital of Annapolis that they will seek a 30-year sentence for Kinzer at sentencing Oct. 1.

Prosecutors say Kinzer went to the woman’s home on July 22, 2012 and forced his way in when she answered a knock at the door. Authorities say Kinzer raped the woman, then asked for her phone number before leaving.
Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md.,

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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