Linn County Jury Sentences Macon Man To FIVE Life Sentences

A Macon man is sentenced to five life sentences.  Following a two-day jury trail in Linn County Circuit, 55-year-old Kenneth Dean Harper was found guilty on 19 counts.  This includes:

– 2 counts Child Molestation in the First Degree

– 8 counts Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree

– 9 counts Statutory Rape in the First Degree

Sentencing was held on 5 of the counts. The jury returned the following sentences on 5 of the counts:

– 3 counts of Statutory Rape in the First Degree – Life sentence on each count

– 2 counts of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree – Life sentence on each

The sentencing for the remaining 14 counts will be by the judge and are set for August 2nd.

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