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KEVIN WAGES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Merger of false imprisonment and sexual offense

In 2011, a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County found appellant, Kevin Lenard Wages, guilty of sexual offense in the second degree and false imprisonment. The court sentenced him to 20 years’ imprisonment for the sexual offense and a concurrent term of 30 years’ imprisonment, all but 15 years suspended, for false imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years’ probation.

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