Dover Man Who Raped His Daughters Dies In Smyrna Prison

In October of 2005 Kennard Lane, of Dover, was charged with 33 sexual crimes involving his daughters.

Three months later on January 24, 2006, Lane pled guilty to one count of rape in the 1st Degree by a Person of Trust and the State dismissed the 2 remaining charges of the indictment.

Less than a month later, on February 6, 2006, Lane once again pled guilty to an additional count of first-degree rape and the State dismissed the twenty-nine remaining counts of that indictment. The victims in each case were Lane’s daughters.

Prior to sentencing, Lane tried to withdraw his guilty plea, however,

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