Nathaniel Kibby Pleads Guilty

by Chris on May 27, 2016

Gorham Man Sentenced to 45-90 Years


LACONIA, N.H. (AP) —  A New Hampshire man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her repeatedly during nine months of captivity has been sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison.

AP PhotoThirty-five-year-old Nathaniel Kibby pleaded guilty Thursday to seven counts including kidnapping, aggravated felonious sex assault and criminal threatening.

He had initially pleaded not guilty and had been scheduled to go on trial in June on nearly 200 felony counts related to the girl’s October 2013 kidnapping. But he changed his plea Thursday and apologized for the decisions he made.

Prosecutors say Kibby didn’t know the girl but gave her a ride from school because her feet were blistered. They say he pulled a gun on her and kidnapped her.

The girl was in court and thanked Kibby for eventually letting her go.

Photo Credit – AP Photo/Jim Cole