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Florida teen rapist offered to do yard work to victim- sentenced 50 years

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Timothy Walding
Pictured, Florida man, Timothy Walding. Police bookings via Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Timothy Walding
Pictured, Florida man, Timothy Walding. Police bookings via Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Florida teen, Timothy Walding sentenced to 50 years jail after raping his neighbor and promising to do yard work if she didn’t call cops. 

A 20-year-old Florida man convicted of raping his neighbor and then offering to do work around her house to make it up to her- has been sentenced to 50 years jail. 

Jurors in West Palm Beach found Timothy Adam Walding guilty of sexual battery, false imprisonment and armed burglary in October. Come Monday a judge sentenced him to a mandatory minimum sentence of 50 years.

Prosecutors say Walding broke into his 35-year-old neighbor’s West Boynton house in October 2017 and sexually assaulted her for 90 minutes. The woman told of having been tied up and threatened with a knife while she slept.

‘You really should deadbolt your door because I didn’t really want to do this, but I had to do it,’ Walding told the woman.

The Sun Sentinel reported Walding following the incident offering to do landscaping or fix something around the woman’s house, which the victim declined. Prosecutors say Walding asked her not to tell what happened and they shook hands. Upon Walding leaving- the victim called 911.

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