Judge: 'One of the most brutal and unfortunate cases,' Colorado Springs man sentenced in kidnapping and sex assault case

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A man learned his fate for his role in a kidnapping and sex assault case in Colorado Springs.

"This is one of the most brutal and unfortunate [cases] I have ever had to preside over," Judge David Gilbert said according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. "[This is] some of the most brutal and sadistic behavior that I have ever witnessed."

Robert Durbin was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison on Friday followed by mandatory parole.

Police say the victim was both physically and sexually assaulted by the Durbin and a woman. The incident was reported May 2, 2018 at a complex on the 200 block of University Drive.

Durbin and Kirsten Moore were originally arrested for attempted second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and sexual assault, among others. Police say they knew the victim previously but did not name the relationship.

The victim was treated at an area hospital.