A person has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for raping his neighbor at knifepoint after which providing to paintings on her backyard to make up for it.
Timothy Walding, 20, was once discovered accountable of sexual battery, false imprisonment, and armed housebreaking. In step with a sworn statement, Walding broke right into a 35-year-old girl’s house in Boynton Seashore, Florida, in 2017 and entered her bed room dressed in a masks. He then tied the girl up and held her at knifepoint prior to raping her.
Government say Walding instructed the girl he had picked her lock with a fish hook.
“You actually will have to deadbolt your door as a result of I didn’t actually need to do that however I needed to do it,” he added, in keeping with court docket paperwork.
Walding additionally spoke to the girl for some time after the assault whilst nonetheless dressed in the masks, together with telling her she knew who he was once. In the end, the girl appropriately guessed he was once her neighbor, and he took off his masks to substantiate.
When she requested why he did it, the court docket affidavit states Walding instructed her “clearly it wasn’t a spontaneous factor and I had this plan.”
Walding, who was once 18 on the time, additionally instructed her she didn’t have to fret about seeing him once more as a result of he was once going off to the army on the finish of the month and presented to make it as much as her by way of performing some backyard paintings or by way of solving one thing round her area, the affidavit states. When the girl grew to become him down, he requested her to “shake fingers so he is aware of she was once no longer going to mention anything else to someone about this,” to which she agreed, in keeping with the affidavit.
When he left quickly after, she referred to as police and he was once arrested.