Elderly Kansas man found guilty of rape
Bernard Orville Wallin, 79, Minneapolis, was found guilty of one count of rape, three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery by an Ottawa County jury. Wallin was found not guilty on one count of rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Judge Jerome Helmer presided over the trial. Sentencing was scheduled for November 12 at 9:30 a.m.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Steve Karrer of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.