Robert Parks Given Lengthy Prison Sentence In Glenrock Kidnapping Case
A Casper man could spend the rest of his life in prison, in a case where prosecutors say he kidnapped and sexually abused a Glenrock toddler last year.
Twenty-three year old Robert Parks was given a 44-to-50 year prison sentence, after entering an Alford plea to one charge of first degree sexual abuse of a minor
Concurrently, he was also given a 60 years to life sentence, after entering an Alford plea to one charge of aggravated kidnapping.
In May 2012, the then two-year old toddler’s mother reported the child was missing in the Glenrock area and law enforcement sent out an Amber Alert.
A neighbor also reported his SUV was missing at around the same time.
Converse County Sheriff’s Deputies found the child and vehicle a few hours later south of Glenrock, and it appeared to them that the child had been sexually abused.
It turns out Parks had abandoned both.
Investigators say they found biological evidence and Park’s identification card in the vehicle, that linked him to the crimes.
An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but it acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence for a conviction.
Parks will be eligible for parole in 44 years, and if granted, he would be on probation for the rest of his life.