March 10, 2010

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Man who raped woman to seek revenge against her boyfriend gets 20 years

WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man, who raped a woman over a three hour period in an act of revenge against her boyfriend, has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison and 25 years parole.

Kevin Denham, 28, had been convicted by a Westchester County Court jury of two counts of rape in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

The attack took place on March 1, 2009 when Denham broke into the woman’s Yonkers apartment through a rear window and attacked her as she slept in her bed.

Over the course of three hours, he raped and assaulted her before fleeing with money and jewelry.

The victim told police and named the man as her attacker. Police executed a search warrant at his apartment and found the woman’s jewelry on a table.

At the trial, Denham admitted to having sex with the woman, but maintained it was consensual and that the woman asked him to hold her jewelry.

Under the state’s Sex Offender Registry Act, known as Megan’s Law, Denham will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.


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