Timothy Iannone sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for 1996 rape, kidnapping
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A nearly three-decade-old case has come to a close.
A judge has sentenced Timothy Iannone after he was found guilty on Monday of first degree rape and first degree kidnapping.
61-year-old Iannone will serve a mandatory 49.6 years to as much as 59.25 years in prison.
According to evidence presented, Iannone kidnapped a female victim in 1996, “terrorized” her and held her against her will as a sex slave.
The verdict comes nearly three weeks after the trial began.
Iannone has appealed in this case.
Iannone was considered a suspect in the murder of Allison Jackson-Foy, whose body was found near Monkey Junction in 2008. No one has been charged in that case.
We’ll have more on the case and trial on our evening news.