Joseph I. Cassilly, State’s Attorney for Harford County, announced today that Glenn Joseph Raynor, 40 years of age, was sentenced today in Harford County Circuit Court to 100 years to serve. The two week long trial in June ended in guilty verdicts on all twelve counts.
Judge Emory A. Plitt Jr. sentenced Mr. Raynor to 80 years to serve in the Division of Corrections on the first degree rape count, 10 years on a first degree sexual offense consecutive to the 80 and 10 years on a second first degree sexual offense consecutive to the 10. The remaining counts merged as lesser included offenses.
The victim gave an emotional and empowering victim impact statement, stating, “I believe that this horrible crime, in the end, has shown me how strong I am,.. (after) the trial I felt broken and beat down…and the hard truth of it is, that I’ll never completely get over what happened to me. It has changed me.”
On April 2, 2006, the Maryland State Police investigated a home invasion rape in the Thomas Run development of Bel Air. The suspect broke into the victim’s home in the middle of the night, cutting her phone lines and sexually assaulting her while in her bed.
After an intensive investigation involving the taking of over 20 consensual DNA swabs from possible suspects in the Bel Air area, the case went cold. Then last summer the Maryland State Police interviewed Mr. Raynor based on a tip from the victim herself. After the interview was completed the police swabbed the chair where Mr. Raynor had been seated and a later DNA analysis of his sweat from the chair found it to match blood found at the crime scene.
Raynor, of Forest Hill, was subsequently indicted for first degree rape and numerous other sexual offenses and the case was tried before a jury starting on June 2, 2009. The trial lasted two weeks. The jury returned guilty verdicts on June 12, 2009 for 1st degree rape, 2nd degree rape, two counts of 1st degree sex offense, two counts of 2nd degree sex offense, 2nd degree assault, 1st degree burglary, 3rd degree burglary, 4th degree burglary, and one count of malicious destruction of property. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney, Lisa Hyle Marts.
The Office of the State’s Attorney for Harford County would like to thank the Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Crime Lab for their hard work and cooperation in conducting the investigation that resulted in the arrest of and conviction of Raynor.