A second man has been charged in the February 2016 rape of an Independence woman.
William Luth, 25, of Grain Valley, faces a charge of first-degree rape or attempted rape. Prosecutors announced the charges Wednesday and asked that Luth be held on $100,000 bond.
According to an Independence police report, the woman said she was attacked by several men in the middle of the night in her apartment on U.S. 24. She said the attack lasted about two and a half hours. Her 2-year-old daughter lay sleeping in the same room.
Another man, 25-year-old Brady Newman-Caddell of Independence, was charged in late 2016 with rape, sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. Newman-Caddell suggested to police that Luth initiated the attack and was the first one to rape the victim.
Luth pleaded guilty last month in Kansas to kidnapping and raping a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy in October 2016. Newman-Caddell also was charged in that case.