Man Sentenced to 224 Years For Raping 12-Year-Old


A man convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to 224 years to life in prison.

Leonard Palmer was sentenced today.

DNA evidence linked Palmer to the rape. Police say he had escaped from Louisiana.

The rape happened near the 400 block of Brookside on October 25, 2011.

Police say Palmer was arrested within 24 hours of the assault on unrelated charges.

When the sketch of the suspect was released, and an officer in Colorado Springs noticed it resembled Palmer.

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