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Prior sex offender gets 45-year term

David P. Brown, 53, Kansas City, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for statutory sodomy in the first degree. Brown was found guilty by a Platte County jury on Oct. 16, after a two day trial.

Brown was working as a maintenance man in the Brentwood Apartment Complex in the Northland. The victim, a seven-year-old girl, lived in the apartment complex. On Nov. 18, 2000, she was over at the defendant's home when he asked her if she wanted to see a burnt apartment in the complex. She agreed and accompanied him to the apartment complex office to retrieve a set of keys. The office was closed and the defendant and the seven-year-old entered into a back workshop area where the sexual assault occurred.

"I am pleased with the court's sentence today," commented Tammy Glick, Platte County Prosecuting Attorney. "It goes a long way towards ensuring that Mr. Brown will never get out from behind bars to prey on any other innocent children."

Based on earlier papers filed by Glick's office, Brown was previously found to be a persistent sexual offender under Missouri law. Therefore, he is required to serve 30-years of his sentence before he would become eligible for parole. Brown had been convicted previously of the felony of attempted sexual imposition in the state of North Dakota for sexually assaulting his then eight-year-old stepdaughter. That conviction occurred in 1977.