Friday, August 10, 2012
Jackson County prosecutors have accused an 18-year-old black man of beating and raping an elderly woman after the victim and her husband interrupted a burglary in their Kansas City home
Prosecutors have charged African-American Tony L. Putman of Kansas City with forcible rape, felonious restraint, tampering, resisting arrest and two counts of robbery. Police arrested Putman and three others in the couple’s stolen vehicle shortly after the crime. The 93-year-old husband and his 84-year-old wife reported the attack about 1:15 p.m. in the 7300 block of Campbell Street. The husband was taking a nap when an intruder barged into his bedroom. The intruder hit him in the face and bound him with belts. The wife arrived home from running errands, saw the intruder coming down their staircase and heard her husband moaning upstairs. The intruder bound the wife’s hands with a belt and demanded money. She gave him $5 from her pocket but he said that it wasn’t enough. He forced her downstairs, where she gave him $400 she had just withdrawn from the bank. The intruder then forced her into a bedroom, where he raped her on a twin bed. When he was finished, he pushed the victim to the floor and fled in their vehicle.