NC man sentenced to 260 years in prison for raping girls 30 years ago

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Anthony Wyrick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man accused of raping two teen girls in Charlotte 30 years ago has been found guilty and sentenced to seven consecutive sentences totaling 260 years in prison.

WSOC reported that Anthony Wyrick, 57, was found guilty of seven of eight charges, including second-degree rape, sexual assault and kidnapping. He was found not guilty of breaking-and-entering.

Police arrested Wyrick two years ago and said DNA evidence tied him to the attack on Freedom Drive in 1985.

Wyrick tied up the two girls with their own clothes then raped them and at the time of the attack, criminal DNA testing did not exist.

“Some smart detective saved this evidence,” said Barry Cook, of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. That’s really what made all of this possible.”

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