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By Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 20-year-old convicted of raping his neighbor and then offering to do work around her house to make it up to her is sent to prison for 50 years.
Lawyers in West Palm Beach found Timothy Walding guilty of sexual battery, false prison and armed burglary in October. Monday, a judge sentenced him to a mandatory minimum sentence of 50 years.
Prosecutors say Walding broke into his 35-year-old neighboring house in October 2017 and sexually assaulted her for 90 minutes. She said she was bound and threatened by a knife.
SunSentinel reports that he offered to do landscaping or repair something around the house as she fell. Prosecutors say he asked her not to tell what happened and they shook hands. When he left, she called 911.