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Cedar Rapids kidnapper sentenced to life


A Cedar Rapids man convicted of kidnapping and assaulting a convenience store clerk was sentenced to life without parole Friday.

Keith Elson Jr. was found guilty of first degree kidnapping by Judge Ian Thornhill in November, following a bench trial.

At the sentencing Friday morning, Elson apologized to his victim and her family.  A statement from the victim was read in court.  She says she will never get over the kidnapping and assault.

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