‘The nightmare is over’: Man receives sentencing for kidnapping, sexually assaulting woman in Kinloch
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) - A 46-year-old man from St. Louis County was sentenced after he was found guilty in August of sexually assaulting two women in Kinloch dating back to 2020.
The three counts of sodomy Bryant was convicted of all received sentences of life in prison. Kidnapping 1st Degree received a sentence of 10 years in prison. The two counts of Armed Criminal Action received a sentence of 10 years in prison, each. The two counts of Assault 3rd Degree received a sentence of four years in prison each.
The sentences for everything other than Sodomy 1st Degree will run concurrent to each other but consecutive to the Sodomy 1st Degree sentences.
On August 11, after five hours of deliberation, a jury convicted 46-year-old Michael Bryant of three counts of sodomy, kidnapping, two counts of assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Prosecutors said Bryant assaulted two women on April 10 and April 19 two years ago. Bryant’s DNA was found under one of the women’s fingernails.
“What he did I begged him not to do,” one victim, who knew Bryant, testified. The other woman said she has been trying to “erase this from my memory for two years.”
“The women sodomized by this man described him as a ‘monster’ and their experiences at his hands as a ‘nightmare,’” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “This monster will now remain behind bars. The nightmare is over.”
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