Timothy Iannone sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for 1996 rape, kidnapping

Man On Trial In New Hanover County For 1996 Rape Case
Timothy Iannone has been sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison (Photo: Wilmington Police Department)

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.

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