Sex offender sentenced to life in prison after he sexually assaulted a seven-year-old girl during parole

The victim had to undergo a genital reconstructive surgery after the horrific assault, family and friends said as they recounted the emotional and physical trauma the victim faced


                            Sex offender sentenced to life in prison after he sexually assaulted a seven-year-old girl during parole

A man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of breaking into a west Wichita apartment and sexually assaulting a young girl. After the attack, which happened back in June of 2017, Corbin Breitenbach was convicted in September on charges of attempted capital murder, rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and aggravated burglary. Breitenbach was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by Judge Joe Kisner, who also sentenced him to time for aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary, KSNT reports.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Tuesday: "Add them all up and its life without the possibility of parole plus, 592 months before he'd see a parole board it's actually another life sentence plus another 172 months. I'm trying to find a good way to put this, it's a death sentence."

 



 

 

The girl, who is nine years old now, recorded her statement on video before several victim impact statements by her family and friends in front of the judge. "The things he did to me and my family were not good. Nobody would tell me what happened to me that night for a long time. Now, I know what happened, but I still don't understand it," the victim says in the video.

Her mother described her as gray in color when she visited her daughter at the hospital after the assault. Her father also recounted when he saw her in the exam room before being questioned by authorities. “The most horrific face I’ve seen on my child, and she gave me the most beautiful smile," he said. The victim had to undergo a genital reconstructive surgery after the horrific assault, family and friends said as they recounted the emotional and physical trauma the young girl had faced in the months that followed.

Corben Breitenbach (Wichita Police Department)
Corben Breitenbach (Wichita Police Department)

However, Breitenbach maintained his innocence as he represented himself. "My only regret is that the man that did this is out there, possibly in here while I'm where I'm at," he said. Citing new evidence after he found out he had an STD, Breitenbach asked for a continuance of the trial. While the judge denied the motion, Breitenbach accused the court of misconduct in preparing witnesses and manipulating testimony.

That said, Breitenbach is in contact with the appellate court and plans to appeal his sentence. "It's not a matter of if I get out, it's a matter of when," Breitenbach said.