Southern Kentucky man sentenced to 43 years in prison for kidnapping

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, the Department of Justice seal is seen in Washington,...
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, the Department of Justice seal is seen in Washington, D.C.(Jose Luis Magana | AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 6:23 PM EST
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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - The United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Kentucky announced the sentencing of a Corbin man on Friday.

Douglas M. Edmonson, 38, was sentenced to 516 months in federal prison for violent kidnapping.

The Department of Justice’s release said Edmonson used a Facebook account that was not his own to lure the victim to Tennessee. He then forced the victim into a car and drove them to Corbin.

The release also said Edmonson used a dangerous weapon and demanded a ransom.

The court ruled that he sexually exploited and inflicted serious bodily injury on the victim.

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