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Man sentenced to life in prison for 1977 Rockville rape

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More than 30 years after a woman was raped at her Rockville apartment building, her attacker was sentenced to life in prison for the assault, prosecutors said. Richard Eugene Ricketts, now 64, was identified as the attacker in 2011 through DNA evidence. He was sentenced in the case on Friday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The rape occurred on the night of Oct. 24, 1977, on the 200 block of...

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