A second man pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping and raping a sheriff’s deputy in Kansas two years ago.
Brady Newman-Caddell, 23, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in Johnson County District Court, the Kansas City Star reports.
Newman-Caddell’s accomplice, William Luth, 25, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced in February to 41 years in prison after pleading guilty to abducting the deputy as she arrived in a parking lot outside the Johnson County Detention Center in Olathe on Oct. 7, 2016.
The deputy testified during a previous court hearing that she had just exited her car when she was approached by a man who asked her for directions. The man then punched her on the side of her head before forcing her into the back seat of a car driven by another man.
The deputy — who was 22 years old at the time and had started her job just four months earlier — testified she was then blindfolded with her own sweatshirt before her attackers took turns raping and sodomizing her. She was later let out of the car in Missouri’s Jackson County, just across the Kansas-Missouri border.
In February, the deputy attended Luth’s sentencing hearing but did not speak. She asked District Attorney Steve Howe to read a statement describing her “two hours of hell,” but insisted the attack did not irrevocably change her.
“I won,” she said in her statement, according to the Kansas City Star. “You chose the wrong individual to be your last victim.”
Luth and Newman-Caddell are also facing charges in the February 2016 rape of a woman in Independence, where she told police she was attacked in her home while sleeping in bed with her 2-year-old daughter.
The woman said Luth and Newman-Caddell took turns raping her over a period of several hours and punched her when she tried to stop the attack.
“There’s not a day that it doesn’t cross my mind,” the woman told the Kansas City Star in January when Luth was charged. “I’m just glad that after two years, I’m finally getting that aspect of my story validated by the justice system. There’s still that feeling that you’re being doubted by the justice system until those charges come.”
DNA evidence linked Newman-Caddell to both crimes, authorities said.