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People v John Richard Kannon

On February 5, 2015, a jury convicted John Richard Kannon of attempted rape of unconscious woman and assault with intent to commit rape of unconscious woman. The victim met the defendant at a concert on May 9, 2014.

Several people came back to the victim’s home after the concert, including the defendant who was invited by a mutual friend. The victim went to bed earlier than the rest of the group because she was tired and intoxicated. After she had been sleeping for some time, the defendant entered her room and began to grope her. When the victim would wake up and say “no,” the defendant would stop, only to start again a little while later. The defendant eventually pulled the victim’s pants down and the victim woke up to the defendant attempting to penetrate her.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Angela Steffes.

Posted on Feb 5, 2015