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How a 58 years-old man from California was given a 140-year prison term for intentionally trying to blame his twin brother for two rapes



According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, a man in California tried to blame his twin brother for raping a 9-year-old girl and a jogger decades ago. He was given a 140-year to life term this week.

Investigators found Kevin Konther and his twin brother in 2019 through genealogy technology. Kevin Konther was found guilty and sentenced for the sexual assaults that happened in 1995 and 1998, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.

“Identical twins share the same DNA, but conversations covertly recorded between the two brothers following their arrests revealed multiple incriminating statements made by Kevin Konther, including admissions that he carried out the crimes,” the office stated in February when he was convicted.


The brother of the twin has not been charged. Based on the recordings, the district attorney’s office said that he was shocked by the accusations against his brother.

58-year-old Konther was given the maximum sentence of 140 years to life in jail by a judge on Monday, according to prosecutors.

Konther was found guilty by a jury in February of two counts of forcible rape and other charges. According to the prosecutor’s office, one of the charges was molestation of a third victim, who was the 12-year-old daughter of a former lover.

The girl, 9, was raped by Konther in 1995 as she walked home in Lake Forest, an Orange County city southeast of Irvine. Konther held the girl at knifepoint.

The office said that he struck and raped a 32-year-old woman in Mission Viejo in 1998 as she jogged. He jumped out of some bushes to do it.

The lawyer who represented Konther did not answer right away to a request for comment on Tuesday afternoon.

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