sentenced for burglary,
Abdul Abdelnassar, 27, former employee of the Buchanan
County Sheriff's Department, was sentenced in the Platte
County Circuit Court on Oct. 10 to five years in the Missouri
Department of Adult Institutions.
Abdelnassar pled guilty in Platte County on Sept. 5 to
burglary in the first degree, class B felony, and deviate
sexual assault, class C felony. Abdelnassar was living
in an apartment complex off Highway 45 in Parkville when
the offenses occurred in October 2001.
The victim was awakened in the early hours of the morning
to find Abdelnassar had broken into her apartment and
was fondling her while she lay sleeping in her bedroom.
The victim ran to her neighbor's apartment to get help
and Abdelnassar was later apprehended.
Abdelnassar was sentenced to five years on the burglary
charge and four years on the deviate sexual assault charge.
Platte County Circuit Judge Abe Shafer ordered Abdelnassar
to complete the sexual offender assessment program with
the Missouri Department of Adult Institutions as a part
of his sentence. Abdelnassar will also be required to
register as a sex offender.
"I am extremely pleased with the court's sentence
today," explained Tammy J. Glick, Platte County Prosecuting
Attorney. "Mr. Abdelnassar will need to complete
the sexual offender assessment program before he will
be returned to the community, and even then, he will be
required to register as a sex offender for the rest of