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Convicted rapist faces 130 years in prison

Kidnapped two women in two days in ’05

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:33 am, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

A Springfield Gardens man could be sentenced to more than a century in prison following his conviction last Friday for kidnapping and raping two women on consecutive days back in 2005.

Leaman King, 34, formerly of 139th Road, was found guilty of two counts each of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual assault, second-degree kidnapping and both second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 18 by Queens Supreme Court Justice Deborah Stevens Modica.

In a statement issued by his office on Friday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said King deserves no leniency.

“The defendant is a violent predator who deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison,” Brown said. “We urge that the court impose the maximum allowable sentence.”

King, according to testimony at his trial, found his first victim just after midnight on Oct. 29, 2005, while she was walking down Springfield Boulevard.

The woman was abducted at gunpoint and forced into his vehicle. Once inside the vehicle, King raped and sodomized her.

The next evening, at approximately 8:30 p.m., King found another woman on the other side of Queens as she was walking down 11th Street in Hunters Point.

She too was raped and sodomized after being forced into King’s vehicle at gunpoint.

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