Guilty Verdict in Lansing Sexual Assault Trial
50-year-old Bryan Farmer is convicted of two counts of rape, and a count of kidnapping.
LANSING - A jury has found a man guilty of kidnapping and raping a woman with a mental disability. Bryan Farmer, 50, was found guilty of all four felony counts against him Wednesday in an Ingham County court.
Farmer was a convicted sex offender on parole when he raped a 41-year-old woman in March 2012 at his Lansing home. The woman has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old.
Farmer cut his ankle tether and fled to Kentucky and then Tennessee, where he was captured by US marshals.
The trial was disrupted last week, when it was discovered that a Lansing police detective, Cathy Farrell, had not provided certain cell phone records regarding the case. Farrell has been placed on paid administrative lead while the Michigan State Police investigate her.
Farmer will be sentenced December 4th, where he could get lifetime in prison.