Cold Case Closed As Rapist Sentenced to Prison

A sexual assault that took place in 1996 in Midland County has finally come to a close with the Thursday sentencing of the man responsible.

59-year-old Douglas Weber pleaded guilty last December to third degree criminal sexual conduct for the assault of an 18-year-old woman in Larkin Township. Prosecutors say the woman’s car broke down and Weber offered her a ride home. Instead, he drove her to a field and assaulted her. The woman later went to a hospital and was tested with a rape kit. Prosecutors say the kit was examined in 2017, and using ancestral DNA, was able to match Weber to the assault. He was arrested last November.

Weber will spend between 5-15 years in prison.