OLATHE, Kan. – An Independence man is the second to plead guilty to kidnapping and raping a Johnson County, Kansas, sheriff's deputy.
Twenty-three-year-old Brady Allen Newman-Caddell of Independence entered the plea Thursday to aggravated kidnapping, two rape counts and aggravated criminal sodomy.
A Grain Valley man, William Luth, was sentenced in February to more than 41 years in prison for abducting the deputy on Oct. 7, 2016, from the parking lot of a detention center in Olathe, as she arrived at work. She wasn't in her uniform.
They forced her into a car owned by Luth's wife, drove around for a few hours, raping her multiple times along the way, before letting her go in Lee's Summit. The deputy then located the Jackson County Sheriff's Office nearby.
Newman-Caddell will be sentenced at a later date after a jury trial on Oct. 15 to decide if the state can ask the judge for a harsher sentence than the minimum 12 years, four months on each count, which is Kansas sentencing guidelines.
Both Luth and Newman-Caddell also have been charged in the February 2016 rape of a woman in her Independence apartment. The attackers had covered the victim's head with clothing and raped her while her 2-year-old child slept in the same bed, according to court documents in that case. Newman-Caddell was charged late in 2016 with rape, sodomy and child endangerment, after a DNA match from that case linked to the Johnson County case, and he suggested to police that Luth initiated the Independence attack and was the first to rape the victim. Luth was charged last month with first-degree rape.
No court dates in the Independence case have been set.