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.
JOSH Rowan says
glenn raynor deserves every year that he got he was such a cruel person even before he did this peverted act
I agree he deserved to get a lengthy sentence but I must admit I am shocked he received 100 years…He deserves it for sure. I’m just not used to hearing of justice actually happening…this time it has and I am so happy for the victim! Great job, State’s Attorneys Office and Judge Plitt…this county is lucky to have you!!
i am so happy to see a judge give glenn the sentence he truly deserved. thanks to the states attourneys office, the state police crime lab, and the court system for ensuring justice is served, and the public is protected!!!
But if he had run over and killed a Mexican, Judge Plitt would have cut the sentence by 98 1/2 years, give or take a few years with probation.
Not to make lite of the ruling, he deserved it. But a drunk driving cop deserved as much, if not more.
Not about you says
Jose, This is not about Mexican’s, Black’s, White’s, Men, Women etc! It’s not about you! Take your complaints somewhere else. This is about justice getting to Glenn Raynor. And it’s about the victim healing. Again, it’s not about you!
CONCERNED CITIZEN says
I’M WITH YOU JOSE! EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER VISITED JUDGE PLITT’S COURTROOM AND WATCHED HIM IN ACTION KNOWS HE IS A PREJUDICED DISRESPECTFUL EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM. IT IS ALL ABOUT EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL NOT JUST SOME! AND YOU WONDER WHY YOU ARE HATED ALL OVER THE WORLD! WAKE UP! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND!! WHAT ARROGANCE!
It’s not about me but justice. No matter the person killed, taking of a life is worse in the end. Again, Raynor deserved the time and more. He should be enjoying Bubba’s company soon. But when people talk about justice, let’s see it served all the way around. It is more a crack at Judge Plitt than anything else.
I don’t know how you could say anything bad about Judge Plitt at this point. I praise God he had the courage and wisdom to sentence this monster for the time he deserved. Usually this doesn’t happen which is why you are so shocked. You say murder is worse, you aren’t the victim, and he murdered the person she used to be…don’t you get it….obviously not…she may be alive but she’s not the same person and will never be.
To A…I am sure Jose understands what you are saying. YAY for the victim as we all are saying that. But, he has a valid point also. There are families out there that are destroyed buy drunk drivers, murderer’s…and they don’t get this kind of sentence. Maybe the Judge’s should be more FAIR when it comes to sentencing. Just like you are taking up for the victim…how do you know what it is like to lose a loved on to murder or drunk driving or whatever else…they are no longer here, atleast you still have the victim!!!! Get it! Don’t be so hard on people when this is a BLOG for people to express their feelings or opinions…Everyone is entitled to them, even you…and it is just that – an opinion!
You’re right, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I would feel the same way if I knew someone that had been murdered or killed by a drunk driver. I am always seeing cases that the criminal doesn’t get the sentence he or she deserves, but in this case raynor got exactly what he deserved. And anyone else should be treated the same way!! I totally agree with that! Have a great day!! 🙂
Someone explain to me on how in today’s aegis a HDG man pleads guilty to a rape of a 13 YEAR OLD and the rapist only got 3 years in jail, with 18 months suspended. WTF!!!! I am sure some of you are going to say that Raynors case was “thougth out” or whatever you are going to say…this was a 13 year old…don’t you think this was brutal? So, raynors in till he’s atleast 90…and this guy can rome free after less than 3 years. What kind of sense does that make. Oh and to top it off, it was the same freakin judge!!
You actually back Jose up….raynor is an animal and desrves jail…but why not the others.
Go Dagger !
That the great system we live within. They should both get 100 years.
The Communicator says
I am going to guess, because I do not know anything about the case with the 13 year old girl being raped. I would think that the state had to offer a plea deal becuase the case against him was not very strong. Perhaps there was a lack of physical evidence (no dna) or some other extenuating circumstances. If the case were strong, I do not think such a light sentence would have been offered. There must be many facts that are not public knowledge.
That being said, it is a travesty that this guy will only serve 18 months behind bars for raping a girl.
Concerned Teacher says
If it is any consolation, it will be 18 months behind bars with inmates who do not play nice with child rapists. It would be impressive if he finishes his sentence without getting killed.
I hope he get’s his just deserts in the penitentiary. What goes around comes around.
First I want to say my heart goes out to the victim, no one deserves to be violated in the way that she was, and he should do time for his crime if he did do it. However, I do feel that the sentence was excessive. 100 years, for a first offense of rape,and he still pleas his innocence. How many convicted rapists serve that type of sentence without the parole until they serve 50% of the sentence. Pedophiles don’t serve as much time, and are granted parole, only to return to society to commit the same crime again against CHILDREN. Cold blooded murder’s serve less time. Why should this rape case be treated any differently than any other woman who has fallen victim of the same crime. There is something seriously wrong with our judicial system.
Concerned…I just hope the sentance is not, and doesnt become, grounds for appeal as excessive.
Go Dagger !
The Communicator says
I agree. There is something drastically wrong with our judicial system. But I think the real question is not why Raynor got such a long prison sentence but why do others receive shorter prison sentences? The fsact of the matter is, we are not deliver harsh enough sentences to violent offenders.
The fact that you say his sentence is excessive because it’s his first offense of rape sickens me. I could give a damn if he says he is innocent; don’t you know everyone in prison is innocent? The evidence was overwhelming. His attorney at sentencing did not dispute his guilt or innocence, in fact, he suggested that he probably did it under the influence of cocaine and/or alcohol. By the way, under the influence of drugs and alcohol but he had the presence of mind to cut the phone lines.
How would you feel if Raynor were paroled and he raped you (assuming you are a woman) or your wife, daughter, mother, friend, or someone you did not even know? How many times have we read stories or watched the news where a paroled sex offender commits another rape or molestation but now takes it a step further and kills his victim. As far as I am concerned when we are dealing with rapist, murderers and child molestors, one strike and you are out! Life with no parole, no questions asked. So don’t think Raynor’s sentence was excessive; I would argue that other sentences are not severe enough.
I personally think it is a travesty of justice that he has the opportunity to be paroled when he is 90 years old. In my book, he forfeited the right to EVER live in our society.
So before you think Raynor’s sentence was too harsh, imagine you waking up in the middle of the night (as you were sleeping safely in your own bed) and being viciously attacked and raped, fearing for your life. Personally, I have no use for this guy even as a prisoner. The electric chair would be a much more suitable end to this sad saga.
I agree totally. It’s not why did Raynor get this appropriate sentence but why don’t they all? Anyone capable of any sex crime such as this should not be permitted to walk the streets.
Someone said he still proclaims his innocence…..yeah because he’s not man enough to admit he did it. And really by saying he doesn’t remember because he was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine is pretty much saying I did it but don’t remember…that’s crap. It was premeditated for sure. I doubt he will be granted an appeal and if he is he will still be found guilty. The evidence is beyond over-whelming. I just pray the victim knows how many people care and are thinking of her each and every day. She is a strong person to see this out. Most women never even report it because they arent’ believed.
Response to the Communicator,
Response to the Communicator,
You nipped it in the bud, the sentencing seldom fits the crime and back to my original claim our Judical system is seriously flawed. I agree, Violent offenders seldom serve the sentence to fit the crime, as I pointed out with Pedophiles. Communicator, I have to say I agree with you, my statement that “he was a first time offender” was not easy for me make. I am not a bleeding heart Liberal, quite honestly I believe in and Eye for and Eye especially when it comes to violent crimes. I really don’t need you to preach to me so you can step down from your Soap Box, I appreciate your efforts, and I admire you for standing behind your convictions. However, I am still not convinced this was a fair trial, I have a lot of questions I do believe in our Constitution and I feel that everyone deserves a fair Trial and I do not believe Mr. Raynor had one. Looking forward to your comments,
this guy will have repeated chances to appeal his conviction. I think the system will treat him better that how he treated his victim. I think the fellas is jail might just introduce him to the concept of consent, or maybe they won’t, and in that case what comes around…goes around.
Interested Observer (formerly Juror #4) says
“However, I am still not convinced this was a fair trial, I have a lot of questions I do believe in our Constitution and I feel that everyone deserves a fair Trial and I do not believe Mr. Raynor had one.”
Are you kidding???
If you’re going to throw statements like this out there, make sure you qualify your statements… Like, maybe, WHY aren’t you convinced, WHY do you have questions, and WHY don’t you believe this animal got a fair trial? Not just generalizations… Specific reasons, based on fact, not conjecture or opinion.
This blog has been buzzing for months with all that, but the time for that is over… The EVIDENCE was heard, the JURY spoke, GUILTY AS CHARGED, and the SENTENCE was levied.
You probably think OJ and the Una-Bomber got a raw deal, too, huh?
And you call someone else being “on a soap box”… Ridiculous.
The Communicator says
I am not on a soapbox. I am brutally honest by nature. I call it like I see it.
Please explain to me (be as specific as possible) what aspects of the trial you think were unfair? I am not being facetious; I am genuinely interested in your response.
You also mention the Constitution, and everyone’s right to a fair trial; I share those same convictions. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that I would rather a criminal go free, if in fact, his Constitutional rights were violated. My theory is our country will be a much more dangerous place to live if we ignore the fundamental laws of our society, because if we do, all of our liberty and freedom is at risk.
Again, please share with me, specifically, which aspect of the entire process (from the preliminary investigations of the crime, throughout the trial and the sentencing phase) where Glenn Raynor’s rights were violated and/or how he did not receive a fair trial.
I am looking forward to your comments.
How could anyone say that Rynor didn’t get a fair trial?? What was not fair? The fact that he had NO defense and was still offered a plea, was being pretty nice if you ask me. The difference in the judge sentancing, I am sure, has alot to do with him not taking a plea, his arrogance and the fact that he didn’t just take a life. That ladies life will be taken day after day for the rest of her life. I hope that he stops the “all about me” attitude and lets his family go. But knowing Glenn, he will try for a mistrial and have his family spend another 30-40 thousand dollars to try and get him out.His family has suffered and will suffer enough in many other ways,and Glenn will still worry about Glenn.
on the other hand says
Raynor is a spooky guy.
His family, wife and children, are not. Since all this started I have thought often of them and the struggle they must be going thru. I am glad to see justice served. My prayers go out to the victim and Raynors wife and children.
The sad thing is that after he was brought up on charges…all the people who had known him for years thought it was absolutely possible that he could have commited this crime…sad that we can be so close yet so far.
Makes you feel like an eyebrow should be raised at others as well.
Interested Observer (formerly Juror #4)
Your remarks really have no realavance to me. Personally I would think that as Juror in a trial such as this would think twice before speaking out. As I have said in previous post I do not want to disrespect the Victim, she has suffered enough and needs to move on god willing. However I have very little respect to jurors who want it know they were juror #? Who cares, all that most law obiding citizens care about that there was a reasonably fair trial, a Jury of their Piers was present and a decision was made,
The Communicator says
I do care if there was a reasonably fair trial; reasonably fair is not good enough. It is important that any of us who finds ourselves as a defendent in a court of law, receive an absolutely fair trial as it is constitutionally guaranteed. Anything less, and our entire system and our freedoms are at risk.
So please share with us what aspects of the trial you think were unfair or unconstitutional?
Interested Observer (formerly Juror #4) says
You make no lucid argument. You throw out generalizations and grandiose statements using terminology about the Constitution, fairness, wanting to be “convinced”, etc., without backing those statements up in the slightest.
Then, in your most recent post, you say you have “very little respect” for me… You don’t know me or anything about me.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I feel confident in saying that while both the Communicator and I disagree with your position, we respect your right to that position. We’ve also both challenged you to “convince” us by backing up your comments with specifics, yet you’ve offered none, instead preferring to mount personal attacks against others by accusing them of being “on a soapbox” or saying you have “very little respect” for them or their “remarks”.
This is a blog, and you’re free to post whatever you want, with or without choosing, or being able, to qualify your comments. However, the blog is open to everyone, so don’t be surprised, much less offended, when your comments criticizing the judge, the lawyers, the jurors, or Raynor’s right to due process, are vigorously opposed by those of us that have enough “respect” for the system to believe that the evidence was heard, the verdict was rendered, and Raynor will likely die behind bars before her ever sees daylight again, a well-deserved outcome for the heinous crime he was convicted of committing.
Last, but not least… As I’ve clarified many times, I wasn’t a juror on the trial. Juror #4 was my number during jury selection. I was excused by the prosecutor and the judge during the final stages of that process. After being excused as a potential juror, I found this blog and began to post about the jury selection process, using this moniker. Because we’re all known by the pseudonyms we use here to identify ourselves, I have never changed my name. If you’ve been here before and been paying attention at all, you would have known all of that.
Looking forward to hearing from you again, when I am sure you will enlighten us with specific facts from the case and trial that you believe were not “fair” or where Raynor’s constitutional rights were violated… In fact, I think we’re all looking forward to that with great anticipation.
While you’re at it, maybe you can also tell us why Ted Bundy got a raw deal, too…
I think you mean “Peers” instead of Piers. If you truly believe Mr. Raynor did not receive a fair trial, articulate your position. All you have done is spew crap on this posting. Make your point or stop wasting space.
My sympathies to the victim and Raynor’s family who have to live with his shameful acts. Kudos to MSP for conducting an excellent investigation. Judge Plitt simply did his job in the professional manner we have observed over the years.
He’s currently in maximum security in Balto. City. He got there on the 3rd and within 2 weeks from then they will decide if he needs to be in maximum security or not. if so, he will remain there. he can only have visitors 2 x’s per month for 30 minutes each visit. it’s gonna be a long 100 years for Raynor and he deserves it!!
found this on inmate search.
Last Name First Name Middle Name Date of Birth
RAYNOR GLENN JOSEPH 05/11/1969
DOC ID Holding Facility
Please click on the facility name to see its details.
MD Reception Diagnostic & Classification Ctr.
Address: 550 E. Madison St., Baltimore, MD 21202
I’m glad they wasted no time in getting him to prison…yeah he was at the detention center…but I’m sure it really sunk in once he arrived at the prison…I hope all affected can move on…alot has been taken from many who knew him…of course the worst being the victim…Many people are thinking of her and hope she can find some kind of normal life again.
I’ve heard from a number of sources in the Harford Co. Judicial System that Raynor is being consider a suspect in a few other rapes in the Balt. Metro Area. Has anyone else heard this? Since his DNA is unique and now in the system, only time will tell if he raped others in the area…
I haven’t heard anything about that….however it wouldn’t surprise me. Raynor worked in Perry Hall area at the time of the 2006 rape in Bel Air, so that would have put him in the Baltimore Cty area??? never know…If so maybe they will solve some cold cases…would be nice for the victims if he’s the one. But as I said I haven’t heard anything….As you said Time will Tell!
Interested Observer (formerly Juror #4) says
Has anyone heard how Mr. Raynor is adjusting to his posh new accommodations and getting along with his new roommates?
Not that it matters at this point, but I agree with the writer about Mr. Raynor’s family. They are innocent people in this, and now deserve a life of peace. He shattered the life of that young lady that was raped, and he also took the life of his two boys and his wife. They will never have a dad, or always be the “boys that has an inmate for a dad”, and his wife lost, what she thought was a husband. I am glad that he is serving his sentence, and hopefully in his lifetime, he will understand what he did wrong, ask for forgivness, and repent. Until that time, everyone that he has ever hurt, will continue to be in pain!
RAYNOR GLENN JOSEPH 05/11/1969
North Branch Correctional Institution
Address: 14100 McMullen Highway, SW, Cumberland, MD 21502
Another sad part is that Glenn’s wife is in complete denial. She is still married to him and visits him often. She drags their two sons to visit him and pretends like everything is completely normal. Their two sons are perfectly normal and great kids. I feel horrible for them that their dad could do this and that their mom can’t be the mom she should.
Not a Victim but a SURVIVOR says
Ive known Glenn since 3rd grade. We went to school together. We were never close. Lost touch then he started coming in to my work in 05 – 06. He creeped me out, was always trying to brush against me,. made many sexual comments, and just too touchy feely for my liking. Im glad he is locked up for 90 years. I do feel sorry for his two boys who he brought in with him alot…However his wife needs a slap in the face reality call.
Vietnam Vet says
He could see parole in 20 years. in some case’s as little as 8 years he could see parole.