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Okla. man convicted in 1990 Waupaca Co. rape


WAUPACA (WAOW) - An Oklahoma man charged in a 1990 sexual assault and considered a person of interest in a 1992 double murder was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday, according to online court records.

Glendon Gouker, 42, appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court via video conference from Oklahoma, where he is currently serving a life prison sentence with no chance for parole for a crime committed there, authorities said.

Gouker was charged in Wisconsin in January with first-degree sexual assault in an attack on a then 20-year-old woman in November 1990 at a park in Iola. Court records say Gouker lived in the area at the time and moved to Oklahoma in 1993. According to the complaint, Gouker said to the victim, “I’m just doing my job; I got paid to do this."

He was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in the attack, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in a statement.

The break in the case came in 2011, when DNA evidence was resubmitted to the state crime lab for analysis as part of an ongoing investigation into the 1992 fatal stabbings of 23-year-old Tanna Togstad and 35-year-old Tim Mumbrue. State investigators say Gouker was found to be a contributor to the DNA linked to victim in the sexual assault.

Investigators say Gouker remains a person of interest in the 1992 slayings.

A judge ordered that Gouker's 25-year prison term be served after he serves the life term in Oklahoma.

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