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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2013

Federal Judge Sentences Somerset County Kidnapper To 14 Years In Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Windber, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 168 months in prison, five years supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to the victim, on his conviction of kidnapping, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Lawrence R. Horner, III, 37.

According to information presented to the court, on July 9, 2011, Horner kidnaped a person whose identity is known and referred to as "L.N.," and did willfully travel and transport L.N. in interstate commerce in commission of the kidnaping offense.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Richland Township Police Department and the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Horner.

Updated July 14, 2015